created by: OJ Simpson | Aug 6, 2011

Grand Rapids, MI

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When I see people with oval stickers on their car that say "26.2" or "tri", I

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  • laugh at their desperation
  • think running is an activity, not a sport
  • ignore their pretentiousness
  • predict a heart attack waiting to happen
  • find it to be an annoying cliche'
  • pull in front of them and then slam on my brakes

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Bikola

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You know, if eveyone has the same sticker on their car, wat on earth is the point? It would mean something if only a few people had it. But when every other car on the planet has this 26.2 sticker on their car, I really don't find anything special about it. And, what's the deal with this anyway? Why does everyone need public recognition that they ran a marathon? What do they want, a cookie? I don't get it one bit. It's worse BY FAR than the people that put the "honor student" bumper stickers on their cars...honestly..it's all about people and their egos and their "Look at me" bragging attitudes. I'm fed up with it.
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Bikola wrote:
You know, if eveyone has the same sticker on their car, wat on earth is the point? It would mean something if only a few people had it. But when every other car on the planet has this 26.2 sticker on their car, I really don't find anything special about it. And, what's the deal with this anyway? Why does everyone need public recognition that they ran a marathon? What do they want, a cookie? I don't get it one bit. It's worse BY FAR than the people that put the "honor student" bumper stickers on their cars...honestly..it's all about people and their egos and their "Look at me" bragging attitudes. I'm fed up with it.
I agree completely. What's next - an oval sticker with one's annual income plastered on it? The self-promotion is just sickening. First people started doing this oval sticker thing to brag about where they go on vacation, and now it's all this "26.2" crap. What a bunch of losers.

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The genius is the guy making millions catering to people's vanity and egos.
Bikola

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The genius is the guy making millions catering to people's vanity and egos.
True. The guy making the sticker might be wealthy because of it. However, in a day and age when we're all supposed to not judge each other, and accept each other, etc., why then are we also prodded to boast about ourselves and how awesome we are? I'm going to start putting my kids grade point averages on my car. I am quite sure that they are higher than most kids. So, I'll just put 3.977 of 4.0 on a sticker, and put it in my window next to my HHI sticker for where I go on beach vacations, and my 26.2 marathon sticker. What's next? "100K" to show off your income?
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Bikola wrote:
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True. The guy making the sticker might be wealthy because of it. However, in a day and age when we're all supposed to not judge each other, and accept each other, etc., why then are we also prodded to boast about ourselves and how awesome we are? I'm going to start putting my kids grade point averages on my car. I am quite sure that they are higher than most kids. So, I'll just put 3.977 of 4.0 on a sticker, and put it in my window next to my HHI sticker for where I go on beach vacations, and my 26.2 marathon sticker. What's next? "100K" to show off your income?
What's next? Obama's wife putting a "2000" oval sticker on her limo to signify the number of calories she eats in every meal? Or maybe "160" to signify the number of friends she took in her entourage on her jet during her taxpayer-funded luxury vacation to the coast of Spain?
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Bob is getting one for his car with his IQ on it. It say "69"
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Nancy Grace wrote:
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What's next? Obama's wife putting a "2000" oval sticker on her limo to signify the number of calories she eats in every meal? Or maybe "160" to signify the number of friends she took in her entourage on her jet during her taxpayer-funded luxury vacation to the coast of Spain?
If it was the calories she eats it would have to 5,000. 2,000 would be how many gallons per hour of jet fuel Air Force One burns for every hour she's on vacation.

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It may be with the PC police watching every move we make, listening to everything we say and reading everything we write that those stickers and other passive expressions of individualism are all that's left for people in an increasingly Lemming-like society.

Stickers of any kind (unless required) on a vehicle annoy me no end. Especially the dealer sticker found on most new and used vehicles. I remove the dealer's license plate frame unless they pay me to advertise for them.
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Is this all we've got to complain about?
I'm sure we can whine about something more important than this.
Gheeesh!!
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Old Rocker wrote:
Is this all we've got to complain about?
I'm sure we can whine about something more important than this.
Gheeesh!!
Shove it old man

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Sounds like a lot of sour grapes on this thread. I don't see the issue with people celebrating personal triumphs in whatever fashion they choose.
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strong woman wrote:
Sounds like a lot of sour grapes on this thread. I don't see the issue with people celebrating personal triumphs in whatever fashion they choose.
My kid is better than your kid, and I have more money than you.
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strong woman wrote:
Sounds like a lot of sour grapes on this thread. I don't see the issue with people celebrating personal triumphs in whatever fashion they choose.
Since when is it a "personal triumph" to go to a vacation on Hilton Head or Destin, FL? That is a triumph that we have to 'celebrate' with a sticker on our vehicle? And, is it really a "personal triumph" to do a 5K, 13.1 or 26.2 when everyone and their mother does the same thing? It's not sour grapes at all. I took two vacations this year, and I don't see the need to put a sticker on my car to let people know where I vacationed! What does that teach our kids? "Look at me! I'm better than you!"

And we wonder why the public schools are such a mess, and there is bullying. It's all a big contest and competition and I'm sick of it.

What about the homeless child? Or, the family on public assistance? Why can't we celebrate their personal triumphs? Shouldn't we give them some stickers to celebrate when they get off of food stamps? I'd much rather see that, than the idiotic HHI stickers on every car in town.

Of course, the people putting all these stickers on their car are just the type to not care about the less fortunate. If they did, they'd probably put a sticker on their car so that everyone would notice that they did something nice for someone else.

It's all just EGO and self-absorption at a monumental level.
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Bikola wrote:
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Since when is it a "personal triumph" to go to a vacation on Hilton Head or Destin, FL? That is a triumph that we have to 'celebrate' with a sticker on our vehicle? And, is it really a "personal triumph" to do a 5K, 13.1 or 26.2 when everyone and their mother does the same thing? It's not sour grapes at all. I took two vacations this year, and I don't see the need to put a sticker on my car to let people know where I vacationed! What does that teach our kids? "Look at me! I'm better than you!"
And we wonder why the public schools are such a mess, and there is bullying. It's all a big contest and competition and I'm sick of it.
What about the homeless child? Or, the family on public assistance? Why can't we celebrate their personal triumphs? Shouldn't we give them some stickers to celebrate when they get off of food stamps? I'd much rather see that, than the idiotic HHI stickers on every car in town.
Of course, the people putting all these stickers on their car are just the type to not care about the less fortunate. If they did, they'd probably put a sticker on their car so that everyone would notice that they did something nice for someone else.
It's all just EGO and self-absorption at a monumental level.
Bikola, you make a lot of sense and have made some excellent points.

What is it about many Americans that they have to shove it in everyone's face about what their child does, or how much money they have, or what they have "achieved?" What ever happened to some modesty or humility? If your achievement were worth anything, you wouldn't have to shove it in everyone's face - it would speak for itself.

A lot of this stuff is phony anyway. Look at Tiger Woods. People worshipped the guy because he was such a "winner" and had a billion dollars from endorsements. Then he fell off his high horse and people pretended like they never heard of the guy before.
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You don't have to remain fat and lazy. Why else get so upset over a sticker? Can't even run a mile can you?
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Isn't it all about "bragging rights"?

I presume that's why most people are driving those behemoth penis compensators they call trucks and SUV's. Particularly the douchebags that have the fake testicles hanging from the hitch. All that does is admit you're compensating for your lack of manhood and makes you look like a giant douche.

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Bikola wrote:
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Since when is it a "personal triumph" to go to a vacation on Hilton Head or Destin, FL? That is a triumph that we have to 'celebrate' with a sticker on our vehicle? And, is it really a "personal triumph" to do a 5K, 13.1 or 26.2 when everyone and their mother does the same thing? It's not sour grapes at all. I took two vacations this year, and I don't see the need to put a sticker on my car to let people know where I vacationed! What does that teach our kids? "Look at me! I'm better than you!"
And we wonder why the public schools are such a mess, and there is bullying. It's all a big contest and competition and I'm sick of it.
What about the homeless child? Or, the family on public assistance? Why can't we celebrate their personal triumphs? Shouldn't we give them some stickers to celebrate when they get off of food stamps? I'd much rather see that, than the idiotic HHI stickers on every car in town.
Of course, the people putting all these stickers on their car are just the type to not care about the less fortunate. If they did, they'd probably put a sticker on their car so that everyone would notice that they did something nice for someone else.
It's all just EGO and self-absorption at a monumental level.
I absolutely think that running a marathon is a personal triumph. I can't run 500 feet! That is tough, and it is no big deal to be proud of that accomplishment. Just like kids should be allowed pride in their grades, and their athletic/extra-curricular achievements.

You say it's not sour grapes, in the same sentence as telling me how many vacations you took...didn't they have stickers where you went? If it really doesn't matter-then behave as if it really doesn't matter.

I am all about people celebrating the good things in their life, just like rising above adversity and getting off food stamps would be a great achievement for someone-it wouldn't bother me if someone would like to broadcast that. More power to 'em. I listen to Dave Ramsey sometimes, and people call up to talk about getting themselves out of debt...do you consider that egotistical as well? Any less egotistical than posting the number of vacations you take a year on Topix?
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haha wrote:
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Shove it old man
Certainly you can communicate on a higher level than that...
Wait...
Maybe you can't.
Bikola

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why so upset wrote:
You don't have to remain fat and lazy. Why else get so upset over a sticker? Can't even run a mile can you?
That's hilarious because I've never been overweight a day in my life, and I'm fit.

I'm not upset about the sticker; I'm upset that so many people feel the need to shout out about themselves.
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strong woman wrote:
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I absolutely think that running a marathon is a personal triumph. I can't run 500 feet! That is tough, and it is no big deal to be proud of that accomplishment. Just like kids should be allowed pride in their grades, and their athletic/extra-curricular achievements.
You say it's not sour grapes, in the same sentence as telling me how many vacations you took...didn't they have stickers where you went? If it really doesn't matter-then behave as if it really doesn't matter.
I am all about people celebrating the good things in their life, just like rising above adversity and getting off food stamps would be a great achievement for someone-it wouldn't bother me if someone would like to broadcast that. More power to 'em. I listen to Dave Ramsey sometimes, and people call up to talk about getting themselves out of debt...do you consider that egotistical as well? Any less egotistical than posting the number of vacations you take a year on Topix?
SO...let me get this straight..You are pointing out that I mentioned my vacations, which I did - to make a point about how I don't need a sticker to let everyone know where I went. Apparently you were trying to make an inference that I was bragging? Not at all, just making a point. Of course it's not sour grapes. Why would it be? Maybe if I couldn't go on vacation, or vacationed in a porta-potty or something, I would have sour grapes. Your argument, however, doesn't make sense.

Regarding Dave Ramsey...if people want to celebrate getting out of debt - you are right - that's great. But do you see people putting stickers on their cars that say "56K" because they paid off $56,000 in debt? No! Of course, now that I say that, it'll probably happen somewhere!

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