The overwhelming theme at “In Defense of Men” is that we “Call it like we see it.” No sugar-coating. No filters. What you see is our pure, unbiased analysis of both serious (bullying) and not-so-serious (man-scaping) issues.
With that in mind…I have to call out a select-group of folks with this post this week. I recently had my FIFTH bumper-magnet stolen off my truck that says “wag more bark less”. Granted, I know it is a magnet and easier to steal, but I refuse to put actual stickers on any of my rigs. It ruins the paint and I have OCD issues with my ride’s paint…which is a story for another time.
Back on point. In the back of my mind I thought it was cool, albeit annoying, that someone really wants one of those magnets for their car. If it means that one more person buys into what I thought was the message of being more happy than mad, then that must be my contribution to the greater good right?
However…on the same day my latest magnet was stolen, I had a group of folks at an event call me an anti-war supporter because I displayed that magnet. I’m sorry…but WTF?!? I happen to LOVE dogs and their personalities, and I am pretty sure I was a Golden Retriever or Labrador in my former life. Silly of me to think the message was about being happier more often than letting minor issues get to you. But am I apparently so glib I had missed some HUGE message the dog-inspired-magnet represented?
So in the spirit of calling it like we see it, I am going on record to declare that is the DUMBEST thing I have ever heard! Associating that car magnet with anti-war sentiment is like saying because I like Chipotle burritos I support illegal immigration. Give me a break people! Have we passed the event horizon of sanity that everything has to have ulterior motives and can’t simply be a message like, “Don’t worry be happy”? Would Bob Marley be detained as a suspected-terrorist if he performed that song in concert today?
We want to hear from you and know what else you have seen that warrants a “Call it like you see it” moment. And if it was you that stole my sticker…please…display it with pride and wag that tail!
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