Bumper Sticker: Gas Prices Stink

I’ll admit, I find bumper stickers intriguing. Why have we chosen to mark our cars in order to make a statement? What really gets me is that bumper stickers are almost always permanent (yes, some are removable, but those seem to be rare), and they are almost always about a topic that has a certain expiration date–political candidates are a perfect example.

The other day I saw this one (circular) “Gas Prices Stink” without any other adornment.

Really? What is the point of putting that little rant on the back of your car? Complaining about gas prices is like complaining about the weather–all the whining in the world won’t change the price of gas or alter the path of the storm.

At what level does the price of gas no longer stink? I personally would love it if fuel were free. I would love it if the fuel to run our cars just came pouring out of the sky, right down onto my car. That way I wouldn’t have to go to a gas station, or pay anything to anyone. Wow, wouldn’t it be great if we could just drive around, soaking up the fuel in order to drive around some more?

Hrm, maybe solar power could work like that….

Then we could complain about the weather on our bumper stickers: “Cloudy Skies Stink”. Of course, that would have the same impact.