It's not like my Matrix is too good for a bumper sticker. But the good slogans, the indisputable ones, particularly if you'd been paying attention in science class -- "There's Only One Earth," for example -- are already taken. What more can I slap on my butt and share with the world?
Ok, ok, I admit, there's an element of fear. I realize, those who sport a bumper sticker have made a major commitment; It's not an easy step to take. First you have to get one. Then you have to pull the sticky tape off the back. And, I don't know, there are probably many considerations and contingencies. But brave people do it -- take the major risk every day. They dare to say, "Save Water." While I, I just drive with the naked bumper, too afraid to tell people to spay and neuter.
I'm getting closer. The other day, a car cut me off on the way between the 110 and the 5 freeway. This car had a bumper sticker, but I could only see a piece, a piece that said, "What would Je ... do." I can only assume it meant Jean, Jean Harlow. I don't need to tell you that made me slam on the brakes. Sorry for the pile up leading back to the 101, but this was important.
How different my life, all our lives if you consider the ripple effect, would have been if I'd only added Jean into the equation of my life's story. I sat there a very long time, long enough to watch the pile up extend to the 405.
And at that moment, I swore to myself and to Jean, one day my tail will wag a significant message. Maybe, this.
And when I take the ultimate step, you had best stay away from the 110 during rushhour. It means I'm loaded for bear. Or just loaded.