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#1 Snorlax

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

This may have been around for some time, but it's only recently that I saw a car with this bumper sticker.

I gather there will be mixed responses to this & was wondering what you thought of it.



Personally I find it rather crass, then again I'm from a big family.. & of course my parents could more than provide for us.

#2 JustBeige

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

I think its just one of those stupid bumper stickers.

Honestly, you dont have to have a 'big' family to not be able to afford to feed them.

or

this could just as likely mean, if you are a deadbeat parent and would prefer to smoke/drinks/drugs than look after a child, dont have them.

I would put this in the "**** Off we're full" category of bumper stickers.

#3 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

Well, I do think people need to realise that random thoughts you might have don't necessarily need to be printed onto a sticker and stuck on your car.  And just because something rhymes, that doesn't make it a deep and insightful comment.

Edited by CleverChook, 13 March 2012 - 05:18 PM.


#4 Snorlax

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE
I would put this in the "**** Off we're full" category of bumper stickers


That's exactly what I equated it to when I saw it. Although it struck me (whilst reading an anti-big families post) that many may not feel the same way.

However yes I agree it's not specifically big family targeted, simply the connection I made. Should have clarified, apologies.

#5 Snorlax

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:18 PM


QUOTE
I do think people need to realise that random thoughts you might have don't necessarily need to be printed onto a sticker and stuck on your car. And just because something rhymes, doesn't make it a deep and insightful comment.


Agree. I see too many pointless, inane ones about these days.

Edited by Belle~Vie, 13 March 2012 - 05:19 PM.


#6 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

I can't believe it even exists. What idiot came up with that?

#7 Baggy

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

I didn't think of big families at all when I read it - I thought more along the lines of 'dead beat' parents.

TBH I don't take notice of bumper stickers and I don't see this particular one as a big deal or offensive. Do people really have nothing better to do than over analyse bumper stickers? laughing2.gif

Edited by Baggy, 13 March 2012 - 05:23 PM.


#8 Polly Esther

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

While I do think that if you're struggling to feed the family you've already got, adding more members to it is a silly idea... I think these bumper sticks are tacky and embarrassing, and I can only imagine a bogan having one on their car.

#9 She-Ra

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

Just another example of crass, rednecks that have no real understanding about life, the universe and everything. What does the sticker do other than attempt to create a stir and make some people feel bad just so they can snicker to themselves about how great they are? I bet you that anyone that puts stickers like that on their car has a few sandwiches short of the lunch box.

#10 BVB09

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

WOW, I am still trying to get my head around,  "IF YOU DON'T LOVE IT THEN LEAVE" !

I guess I should leave then ! wink.gif

DH pointed one out the other day, F#*K your ugly ! huh.gif

#11 dlee

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

A rather insulting slogan, no matter how you look at it. I'll be honest and say that I first thought it was a comment on formula feeding parents, but that may have been because I was just reading about breastfeeding instead of big families. lol

#12 canuckmel

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

I can see why people would think like think like this simply because there IS a very visible minority of parents having children they can't afford and spending the money on crap not related to their kids. It is a minority, but a visible minority and it gets a lot of people annoyed.

#13 baddmammajamma

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 13/03/2012, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I do think people need to realise that random thoughts you might have don't necessarily need to be printed onto a sticker and stuck on your car.  And just because something rhymes, that doesn't make it a deep and insightful comment.


This.


QUOTE (She-Ra @ 13/03/2012, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just another example of crass, rednecks that have no real understanding about life, the universe and everything. What does the sticker do other than attempt to create a stir and make some people feel bad just so they can snicker to themselves about how great they are? I bet you that anyone that puts stickers like that on their car has a few sandwiches short of the lunch box.


This.


QUOTE (Sim 74 @ 13/03/2012, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH pointed one out the other day, F#*K your ugly ! huh.gif


And I could totally see some lame ass having this sticker on his/her car, grammatical mistake and all!

#14 Stellajoy

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

I took it as something like people on welfare shouldn't have children

#15 canuckmel

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (Stellajoy @ 13/03/2012, 05:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I took it as something like people on welfare shouldn't have children



That's how I read it also, specifically as the visible minority of 'welfare dependent bogans' if you will.

#16 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (canuckmel @ 13/03/2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can see why people would think like think like this simply because there IS a very visible minority of parents having children they can't afford and spending the money on crap not related to their kids. It is a minority, but a visible minority and it gets a lot of people annoyed.


Annoyed enough to go to the trouble of putting a bumper sticker on their car?

Why would anyone be that upset about someone else choices.

#17 YandiGirl

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

QUOTE (Starletta @ 13/03/2012, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Annoyed enough to go to the trouble of putting a bumper sticker on their car?

Why would anyone be that upset about someone else choices.


Probably because the rest of society pays for those choices......

#18 canuckmel

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (Starletta @ 13/03/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Annoyed enough to go to the trouble of putting a bumper sticker on their car?

Why would anyone be that upset about someone else choices.


Perhaps because they feel like they pay for it in a way?

#19 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (YandiGirl @ 13/03/2012, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably because the rest of society pays for those choices......



QUOTE (canuckmel @ 13/03/2012, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps because they feel like they pay for it in a way?



So would you use this bumper sticker?

#20 Snorlax

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE
Do people really have nothing better to do than over analyse bumper stickers?


I don't think this post is over analysing it, merely inviting discussion & views on the issue. I probably should have put *fluff* in the title or something to avoid confusion.

#21 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

I hate stickers on cars regardless of what they are but when I read the title I took it as if you can't afford kids don't have them regardless of how many. I don't agree with it but can kinda see the sentiment no matter how tacky it is.

#22 **Xena**

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

If only the issue was that simple!

If I saw that I would mentally add a 'Person driving this car is an idiot' bumper sticker to their car.

#23 YandiGirl

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE (Starletta @ 13/03/2012, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So would you use this bumper sticker?


Wow, that was quite a leap!

Um, no.

Firstly, I think bumper stickers are pretty naff.

Secondly, just because I disagree with someone else's choices, doesn't mean I don't think they are entitled to make them.

#24 BVB09

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

While we are on the subject of stickers on cars, we could always class all the people with MY FAMILY stickers as W#NK*RS ! wink.gif

The only real sticker on my car is my REGO sticker !

#25 j-gray

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 13/03/2012, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I do think people need to realise that random thoughts you might have don't necessarily need to be printed onto a sticker and stuck on your car.  And just because something rhymes, that doesn't make it a deep and insightful comment.


Ha ha ha ha this.

I can't imagine who the target market would be for such a bumper sticker. Did you get a look at the driver ??




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