About a year ago I saw one in SoCali with the Hubby Xed out at a local College I
attend part-time. The note above said "Position available, inquire
within" I saw the Mom (uber-cute) and a potential new family. I was sorely
tempted to give her my business card. Oh, the paths we never follow from being
faint of heart. LOL
This is only now a concern? I've thought about anything stuck to my car or
my possessions more as a liability than a benefit ever since I can remember.
Putting a child's name on the outside of a backpack is the same
advertisement for trouble, stickers on a car is nothing different.
I think the decals with the names of the family members could be a threat to the
family. I wouldn't want random people knowing the names of my kids.
Paranoid....maybe but it's better to be safe than sorry. Besides, the
stickers are becoming a bit overdone anyway!
It took a while, but I found a place that sold me one of these with a depiction
of a beer drinkin' dad.
So the bad guy sees your minivan at the mall with stickers showing that you have
four kids, and a bumper sticker that says your kid is an honor student at
Whistlesnitch Middle School. So he starts at the school and drives around every
block in the district, hoping to spot your minivan (and hoping that it
isn't safely in your garage, so he can...what? Burgle you because people
with four kids are more likely to have stuff to steal than people with three
kids or six kids?
My only concern with allowing such stickers to be put on our cars is that it is
currently a violation to do so (police can pull you over and issue a ticket for
obstructing the rear window).
For those who worry about a possible implication of easy pickings because their
caricature of familial bliss has a picture of a cat rather than dog, or any
other kind of subtle invitation to criminals, how's bout adding a shotgun
toting father and/or mother to the mix? That should convey a useful
countervailing message. Perhaps to the point of **increasing** one's
I like the stickers I saw that said "This vehicle/property protected by
Smith & Wesson. Nothing inside worth dying for." That's all the
identification I need to show.