Readers — Here’s an alarming idea with no basis in fact, as far as I can fathom. The idea:
Have a picture of little Bobby in his football gear and a “My Son is an Honor Student at Kelley Middle School” bumper sticker?
Congratulations, you just told the world and anyone who may want to harm your child, where they can find him.
Because otherwise, no predator could ever find a school football player at…a school? Possibly playing football? This smug reporter is suggesting that:
1) Someone is out there who wants to harm your child specifically, for some reason, but
2) Simply could not figure out how to find him. Ah, but by reading the hieroglyphics on your bumper, he is set! I especially love the fact that a stick figure dog tells him that he need not worry, because it’s a “non guard dog” — a fact one can easily ascertain, thanks to the incredibly accuracy of stick figures.
“Congratulations” — author. You have just succumbed to Worst-First Thinking: Thinking up the very worst thing that could happen thanks to some dumb little stickers, and are now spreading this bizarre fear around. And what of all those predators who only pounce on honor students of the month? – L