Saturday, June 04, 2005
to me from some guy named Michael
Jo and I just got back from picking up our veggies (we got pea vines, asparagus, arugula, salad, green onions and blue potatoes, but that's beside the point). While we were picking up our box, a man was also picking up his box. He approached us and told us that he noticed the bumper stickers on our car and wanted to give us something. He wrote on the back of a postcard that is was to me from Michael. He told me he was trying to sell these pieces of his "artwork" on State Street but had only sold 2 so he was now giving them away. He said someone warned him it could be perceived as threatening to the president. I took it and was actually kind of surprised by it.
Hey, I'm one of the first people to call Bush the most terrible name I can think of when I happen to hear his voice on the radio or see him on TV. Hell, I even have a talking Bush doll stuffed in a desk drawer, and Jo and I contemplated buying the Bush pinata for election night. But, this was kind of out there. It is a postcard with a yellow ribbon drawn on it. The ribbon says "$upport our president!" and the ribbin is tied like a noose. Interesting... but needless to say, I don't think I'll be waving it around anywhere as it could be considered more than a little messed up.
It reminds me of a t-shirt that a woman my sister used to work for sent to me completely unprompted. It said "Ban Abortion- We Need More Troops." Clever, yes, but I haven't worn it anywhere. My car may be covered with the kind of bumper stickers that either make people wave at us, or wave their middle finger at us, but these are just a little too out there.
posted by knit wit | 6/04/2005 01:33:00 PM