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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Baby On Board

I've never really understood why people feel the need to hang a little sign in the back window of their car announcing to the world that they have a Baby on Board. Do they honestly think it will impact on the attitude and driving skills of other road users. Generally speaking, my own sense of self preservation and desire to protect my own vehicle tends to be a sufficient incentive to drive carefully. Not once have I ever felt the need to increase my speed or reduce the breaking distance between myself and the car in front, just because they lacked the aforementioned sign.
So what point exactly is the driver in front trying to make with such a proclamation? Is it an attempt to brag about their ability to procreate? People have demonstrated the ability to reproduce since the birth of mankind, and judging by some of the dross frequenting daytime chat shows, it clearly does not require any particular gifts or skills. If they feel the need to make such a public declaration, then perhaps their limited intelligence should exclude them from taking the wheel of a motor vehicle.

By the time I've pondered the conundrum and passed judgement, my mind is sufficiently distracted and it's a little too late!

19 comments:

  1. I like to knock on the windows of cars with Baby On Board signs. When the driver winds down the window i ask if it is for sale and how much they want for it.

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  2. I certainly don't envy them. I'm young, wild, free and have no commitments.

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  3. They actually obscure their view with their notices, thus making it more dangerous for themselves.

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  4. I'm too young to be thinking about babies.

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  5. I prefer sex that doesn't end in babies.

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    1. Then get your kit off!

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  6. I'm a very bad driver. If I pondered such things I would surely crash. I need to concentrate.

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    1. I've seen how easily you get distracted x

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    2. replying while driving can be a distrac...........oh shit!

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  7. Some people stick all kinds of crap on their cars. I often think a good dollop of bird shit improves it.

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    1. A girl did a poo on the bonnet of the car belonging to the guy next door. It was his ex girlfriend and he had cheated on her. She did it in the middle of the day and loads of people saw her do it.

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    2. I think you might have got a bit off subject there Chloe.

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    3. Don't be sorry Chloe. You made me laugh.

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  8. You rarely see a car without some kind of declaration displayed in the rear window. People will be selling advertising space on cars soon.

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  9. I don't drive, so they don't bother me.

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  10. the point of a baby on board sign is in the case of a crash anyone trying to help the people in the crash will know that there is a baby even if the baby has become lodged in a small space or is out of sight

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    1. So are you telling me that they remove the sign when they don't have the baby on board?

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    2. The notices are not removed from car when the baby is not on board. So if your theory is right, a lot of emergency services' time is going to be wasted looking for a baby that isn't there.

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