I’m not referring to the radio show. ?I’m being literal here. How much should cars be allowed to talk?
My family and I have debated this when we’re stuck in traffic, and have established the following Rule of Thumb (which I believe should be widely adopted, if not become the Rule of Law): Cars may only make one statement about any given opinion. Cars breaking that rule are understood to be driven by fanatics.
To clarify: A car may express an opinion through any of the following means: the license plate letter/number combo, the license plate picture, the thingie that surrounds the license plate, bumper stickers, decals (such as metal fish), ribbons, oval stickers with letters that are meaningful to people who take vacation.
According to the Rule of Thumb, only one of these arenas may proclaim an opinion on the same subject (e.g.: I am a Vegetarian OR?I Hereby Proclaim My Allegiance To Law Enforcement in the Event I Get Pulled Over OR My Kid Plays Soccer).
It is permissible to make many opinion statements, but they may not repeat themselves. ?(Be Aware: Certain combinations do add up to the always popular message:?I Have More Money than the Average Person.)
If a theme is repeated, the car owner is proclaiming things they did not intend to convey. What I mean: someone who tells you about their vegetarianism three times, without your asking, is probably a closet cheeseburger-eater.