Things That Make You Say, “Huh?”18 April, 2009
I’ve been real busy (work (new program (includes music performance (guitar)))) (though I have been watching the comments with interest (it feels weird to feel that I have nothing to add to the comment thread under my own post)). (((Wife))), last night, had an interesting sighting.
An older Ford minivan (Windstar), kinda dented, with a Jesus Fish (complete with a cross) on the back of the van. On the front passenger door, right under the handle, a bumper sticker: “Don’t Laugh, Your Daughter Could Be In Here.” Not often one sees such blatant cognitive dissonance on one vehicle.
Actually, I’m torn. Which would be worse? My daughter in a van with an older gentleman with odd sexual proclivities? or my daughter in a van with a born-again Christian fundamentalist evangelizing her unmercifully, witnessing her again and again and again? Both turn my stomach. However, one scenario would, most likely, leave her much less mentally scarred than the other.
UPDATE: Told (((Girl))) about this post. She said, “Either way, the result would be the same. I’d kick him in the stomach. By way of his balls.”