Can we agree that this ship has sailed? Can everyone now please stop wearing these silly looking things? I understand that kids wear them and I am cool with that. Kids always have something like that going on. But for you adults…let it go.
Nothing looks more ridiculous to me than a grown man in a suit wearing a red (or blue, or green, or yellow, etc) wristband. I don’t care what kind of profound message is on the wristband; it looks silly. If you want to give money to a cause, just give the money.
Which, indirectly, brings me back to the roadside memorials. Why isn’t it enough for a person, or cause, to live in your memory and be influenced by your actions? Wristbands, bumper stickers, etc. all are cut from the same cloth. Look at me and look at what I believe in. I will tell you again for the umpteenth time, NO ONE CARES!!!
Instead of trying to convince me of what a great cause you support through slogans, how about actually doing something? For example, I have a friend who started an organization to help under privileged folks. He doesn’t wear a silicone bracelet or have nifty bumper stickers on his car. Instead, each month he puts together a project to assist these people. Isn’t that better? (Here is his website: http://www.freewebs.com/playindy/)
So please, stop with all of the advertising and lazy support of your charities, loved ones, community, whatever. Stop talking and start doing. If you have lost a loved one and it could have been avoided, seek to have changes made so it doesn’t happen again. (Stop sign, reduced speed, increased law enforcement, etc.) That will go a lot further than a cross and bunch of flowers.
And let me say it again. I do understand why you wear a pink ribbon or support our troops. But I would suggest to you that EVERYONE wants cancer cured and our military men and women to be safe. However, very few do much more than slap on a bumper sticker.
And in case you wanted to know, I will continue to do everything I can to get Sarah Palin in the White House in 2012. (Well, however much I can accomplish from my couch). Is it just me or does she get hotter looking everyday? Time for a Kleenex break!!!