The other day while we were waiting for Porter’s school bus to come, an official vehicle, in this case a truck belonging to the local Municipal Water District, was parked in spot where the bus comes. On the back of the truck, was the bumper sticker pictured below.
Not just safety, but “safety” in quotation marks! “Safety” — why not? What the hell does that even mean? Does it mean “oh, what the hell, I guess we’ll be safe. After all, why not? What the heck.” It sure seems pretty noncommittal, doesn’t it? Like we’ll try to be safe if we can be bothered. Why not? It’s a slogan that doesn’t really fill me with a great deal of confidence.