Animosity Towards the Stick Family

Posted: March 25, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Today while driving we saw a car with a couple of interesting bumper stickers on it. On one side of the car, there was a “Peace Love Rescue”  sticker. On the other side there was a “My German Shepherd ate your Stick Family” sticker.

mygermanshepherdateyourstickfamilyWe thought it was funny because the picture behind the words “peace” and “love” don’t really conjure up the same picture as a dog eating up a family.

We are seeing more and more of these bumper stickers and we realized that we aren’t the only people who don’t care for the stick families on the backs of people’s cars.

Only difference is that we understand those stick figures are meaningful and dear to others and we don’t care to mock them.

What do you think? Is it all just in good fun?


  1. julespaige says:

    To each their own. The one big problem I do see for the ‘Stick Family Figures’ as well as personalized car plates that have your name is that you are inviting trouble. For instance a large family of sporty stick figures can tell a thief that you are likely to not be at home especially if your little people have sports balls next to them. Or if you don’t have a significant other, why advertise that you are a single parent. Just like answering your telephone with your family name is no longer proper – because really does a stranger or scam artist need to know they’ve reached the right address? Do you really want to get out of your car and have someone you don’t know call you by your name?

    Slightly off topic but in the same department of privacy for safety: I think one of the better electronic inventions for the telephone is caller ID, though I wonder how many have land lines anymore? I’ve set my own answering machine to 5 or 6 rings. And only answer those numbers I know. I don’t even pick up Private, and especially Unknown or Unavailable numbers. If it is important the caller will leave a message. Did you know that foreign countries buy up huge blocks of phone numbers just so they can have Texas or Utah in the ID. And they just want to get you to reveal your credit card number to lower your rate… sure… and I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you. 🙂

    My message doesn’t state that I am not at home. Just that I would like a message if the call is important. Surprising how many callers don’t leave a message.

    • Good point, Jules! Stick families could definitely be an advantage to the observant criminal.

      We actually do have a land line still, and we’re the same about it. If they don’t identify themselves, we don’t pick it up. If it’s some kind of company trying to sell something to us, we don’t pick it up. Unknown, unavailable or private people will have to leave messages. And none of them do 😀

      Besides, if we really wanted to buy something from all those telemarketers, we’d research and contact them! It shouldn’t be the other way around.

      Thanks for stopping by again!

      • julespaige says:

        I have a little fun in looking up the numbers at 800 notes.
        The one I got from Texas today another reported as a credit card reduction scam. And to top it off the telemarketer was just down right threatening and rude when told that the card holder wasn’t interested. I can most certainly do without that! 🙂

      • Oh my!

        Sometimes we get way too many calls to deal with, and whenever that happens we will occasionally pick some of them up. Whenever we do, it’s to tell the callers to take us off their call list 🙂 They don’t like that too much, but they kind of have to.

      • julespaige says:

        Scammers will only note they have a live number to sell.
        Best do is to wait for them to ID themselves. They will not take you off their list, even if they say they will, especially if they aren’t legal. If they ID themselves as something you don’t want just hang up without saying anything.

      • Thanks for the advice 🙂

  2. atkokosplace says:

    I’m not a fan of them for myself but don’t mind them for others.

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