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Woman’s car invites confusing compliments
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Posted on 11/09/2013 9:03:10 AM PST by Gamecock

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Ever since 81-year-old Mae Hodges bought a used Volvo, “strange-looking people” have been approaching her around town to pay compliments.

“They tell me, ‘Thank you for being a pioneer in our movement,’” Hodges says. “I have no idea what they mean.”

The flow of appreciation began after she started driving the nondescript Volvo wagon, which bears several bumper stickers. One sticker shows a multi-colored flag, another a pink equal sign, both of which Hodges found “very cheery.”

“I left them on the car because the bright colors remind me of my flower garden,” she says. “Bill used to love flowers.”

Hodges now receives a hero’s welcome from complete strangers, but does not know why. One man recently hugged her in the parking lot and said that if a woman her age was willing to stand up for equality then he was going to tell all his colleagues and friends the truth about himself.

“I just wished him well and off he went,” Hodges says, shaking her head.

Many who congratulate her have an “unusual appearance,” she says.

“It’s the oddest thing — I can’t tell if they are men or women,” Hodges says. “Maybe I’m losing my sight. Some look like women with men’s haircuts, and some look like boys trying to be girls.”

Occasionally, a well-wisher asks Hodges to give regards to her partner. Hodges expresses surprise that people would guess that she still plays bridge.

“They’re so sweet about it,” she says. “I tell them I certainly will wish Betty well, and that we’ve been at it for twenty years through ups and downs. The biggest part is staying committed.”

Hodges figures well-wishers are drawn to her choice of a Volvo wagon and think she is promoting a better environment or automobile safety.

“They always thank me for promoting equality,” she says. “Maybe there’s a resurgence of patriotism these days. That’s very encouraging.”



TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: satire

1 posted on 11/09/2013 9:03:10 AM PST by Gamecock
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To: F15Eagle; Larry Lucido; Alex Murphy
One man recently hugged her in the parking lot and said that if a woman her age was willing to stand up for equality then he was going to tell all his colleagues and friends the truth about himself.

Back in the day this would end your career in the US Marines.

2 posted on 11/09/2013 9:04:08 AM PST by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

Lark!

Parody!


3 posted on 11/09/2013 9:05:38 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Gamecock

now the ones in the rear are out front


4 posted on 11/09/2013 9:09:37 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Gamecock

Where is her Co-exist bumper sticker??? You’ve got to have the complete package, right??


5 posted on 11/09/2013 9:09:47 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Gamecock

Funny parody.

My daughter drives an older Volvo. She’s pretty conservative but I keep meaning to put an NRA sticker on it just to confuse people.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 9:10:10 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Gamecock

L O L !


7 posted on 11/09/2013 9:10:58 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Gamecock; lightman; Charles Henrickson

BTW, I hope you continue to post LARK News articles for a long time. They have some “roots” in the LCMS so, it is always fun to read their stuff.


8 posted on 11/09/2013 9:11:20 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Gamecock
 photo dummie_car-2016_zps166ac910.jpg

9 posted on 11/09/2013 9:13:01 AM PST by mikrofon (THIS would be Dementia...)
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To: Gamecock
Reminds me of this old joke:

Dear Gladys,

As I was browsing through a local Christian bookstore, I spotted a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day since I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I purchased the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did! What an uplifting experience followed!

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is ... and I failed to notice that the light had changed. It's a good thing that someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I never would have noticed. I found that there are a LOT of people who love Jesus.

While I was sitting there, the guy behind me started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, "For the love of GOD! GO! GO! Jesus Christ, GO!"

What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Suddenly, everyone started honking! I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I could hear him yelling something about a "sunny beach" ... I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant and he said that it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I've never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back. My grandson burst out laughing. He was really enjoying this religious experience, too.

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved to all my brothers and sisters grinning, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!

Hope to hear from you soon.

Your friend,

Martha

10 posted on 11/09/2013 9:14:19 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Dilbert San Diego
My "Co-exist" bumper sticker:






"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

11 posted on 11/09/2013 9:18:33 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

In the General/Chat forum, on a thread titled Woman’s car invites confusing compliments , ConorMacNessa wrote:
My “Co-exist” bumper sticker:

Your bumper sticker can be printed up with most printers using adheasive backed paper. But the problem is the ink will quickly wash away in the rain. There are sizing and spray coatings that one can get at an art supply store that will prevent that from happening. Or one can get clinging stock for printers available at most Staples and stick it in the inside back window.


12 posted on 11/09/2013 9:33:37 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes the Co-Exist sticker.

Identify your vehicle as a soft target for carjackers...


13 posted on 11/09/2013 9:36:08 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: mosesdapoet
Thanks for the info, FRiend!




"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

14 posted on 11/09/2013 9:40:30 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Gamecock



15 posted on 11/09/2013 9:44:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Gamecock

Likewise I knew someone who liked hanging a rainbow flag in her window.
Until I explained what it meant.


16 posted on 11/09/2013 9:54:11 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Gamecock

The miserable self-involved bastard doesn’t realize most of those people won’t care.


17 posted on 11/09/2013 9:59:51 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta and Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: cyclotic
My daughter drives an older Volvo. She’s pretty conservative but I keep meaning to put an NRA sticker on it just to confuse people.

By all means, do it. A buddy of mine inherited a 240 series wagon and put window gun racks (usually seen on pickup truck rear windows) on one of the rear side windows. Great for carrying your golf umbrella - and getting confused frowns from other Volvo drivers.

18 posted on 11/09/2013 10:08:35 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Gamecock


19 posted on 11/09/2013 10:18:40 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: cyclotic
My daughter drives an older Volvo ... I keep meaning to put an NRA sticker on it just to confuse people.
I'm in the market for a car and considering the Volvo S60 or S80.
If I go that way, I'll be adding my USMC stickers and license plate frame. LOL ...
20 posted on 11/09/2013 10:39:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mikrofon

21 posted on 11/09/2013 11:25:01 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ctdonath2
Likewise I knew someone who liked hanging a rainbow flag in her window.
Until I explained what it meant.

A lady and her husband used to van pool with me and she wanted a rainbow sticker for their car "cause it was cute". When he told her what it meant, she changed her mind very quickly.

22 posted on 11/09/2013 11:28:20 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Shame it doesn’t also have an altered sticker showing a four-legged fish and “Darwin” instead of “Icthus”. The person who dreamed up this farce didn’t exhibit a very fertile imagination.

The lady’s photo they used looks a lot like Betty White....she occasionally plays the role of a ditzy woman who has no idea what’s going on and makes silly double entendre remarks...like THIS gal.

This story strikes me as a lame knockoff of the story of the gullible old woman with the “Honk if you love Jesus” farce that went around the net awhile back.


23 posted on 11/09/2013 11:40:51 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: mikrofon

Last time I saw a car with that many bumper stickers, I pulled along side it, lowered my window and when the other person did the same I told him some complete idiot vandalized their car with all those liberal bumper stickers. I would laugh and drive off.


24 posted on 11/09/2013 1:31:14 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

My sticker says infidel with a big thumbs up sign.

This is a true story:
I was going to a gun show in a large city nearby..a few yrs. ago...In the passenger seat was Rod my giant “once was a marine and still thinks he is” friend of 30 yrs..As we drove down a nasty street on the way...lots of traffic....at about 30 mph .....I noticed a caddy swerving back and forth behind us.....It flew up on Rods “passenger side “ The caddy was new .... had Huge chrome wheels and a large black guy driving it....he had his window down and was half way out of it...... swerving,screaming and waving his arms...... and ......................thats all I saw a glance.............because before Rod could get his window down to figure out what all the yelling was for that caddy just disappeared........I looked in the rear view mirror and there were little car parts rolling in the lane behind me.....as I looked closer I realized that caddy had crashed himself into a parked car!

That guy got so wound up over my sticker...that he crashed.

Anyway I like bumper stickers...I think the freedom they represent is important...as are all forms of honest communication between participants in a society. Maybe random exchange of perspective the most valuable aspect of that communication?

Probably they will be banned soon.

Oh well


25 posted on 11/09/2013 5:35:39 PM PST by Therapsid (t)
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