A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Megan at BuildaSign.com. This happens. Somewhere there’s a big database of bloggers and company marketing departments seem to like sending us emails. I turn down any asking me to review products, unless the offer includes an extra to give away if I like it. Nice Megan was open to giveaways. I am only obliged to tell you all subsequently if BuildASign did a good job. Which I will do.
But wait. Signs? What, are we distributing billboards now? I do have a soft spot in my heart for billboards. They are part of the Silicon Valley culture. But no. Not today. What occurred to me is that I would like to make a bumper sticker for my mother, a late Mother’s Day present if you will, sporting one of her inimitable sayings.
My sister and I discussed possibilities, as we stood by the side of my niece’s soccer game. As you may imagine, we found the options quite amusing. Family history can be so lovely, especially retold.
I will have the bumper stickers printed in 3 different sayings. The way Build A Sign works, I design them myself – I’m thinking gray on white in a Courier font. But I’m asking you all to help me choose which sayings to print. Below is a poll. Please vote for as many sayings as you like. I will follow your direction, and print the top 3 in the proportions of your voting. High WASPs, as I have said, believe in things like voting, and following the rules.
Megan’s sending me 50, so I’ll have enough for each of my siblings. I expect I will also have enough for and any of you who wish.
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Thank you for voting. If you’d like one, send me an email with your mailing address and you too can tootle about town with Mother Privilege’s sayings on your bumper. Confession, I even snuck in one of Professor’s C’s most deeply held beliefs. The world can always use a little politesse. Including loving and honoring our parents in all their quirks. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
EDIT: Apparently the poll doesn’t show up. Let me leave you the choices here while I try to fix the technical glitch.
A Simple Thank You Will Suffice
Five Minutes Early Is On Time
That Behavior Is Not Very Attractive