Friday, March 12, 2010
Things I Hate: "In Memory Of" Window Decals
by Larry Simons
March 12, 2010
OK, I can understand that people are going through a tough time when they lose someone and they want to pay a personal tribute to their deceased loved one by sticking a "In Memory Of" decal on their back window. The key word there was "personal". Why should I have to look at it? I didn't know your Uncle Billy, your Aunt Mabel, your sister Sue, or your bowling buddy Skip. Why can't you put the tribute on your rear view mirror or the front of your glove box where only YOU see it?
Not only do I have to look at this mobile headstone of your father [that I didn't know] for 5 or 6 miles, but if you piss me off by driving 5 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone, stop abruptly or cut me off, now I can't yell at you and call you a "stupid asshole" without getting an eerie feeling that I'm also yelling at your dead father [John Lee Smith, Sr., who was born April 2, 1938 and died just 2 weeks ago] and he is saying to me, "Take it easy on my son, he's still in mourning."
Thanks Dad, and it sucks that your dead, but your son just made me late for music trivia at Buffalo Wild Wings. Now my chance of a top 100 win is in jeopardy.
I want to yell at drivers guilt-free and free from the feeling that the deceased mother of the douchebag I just yelled at for cutting me off won't call on spirits from the great beyond to cause my breaks to quit.