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Monday, April 17, 2017

Car Decal Mystery

Today while I was riding the bus to work, I looked out the window and saw a noteworthy decal on a car in the next lane.  It was a break from the usual political/ideological/sports/stick figure family stickers and decals I usually see.  It had the following simple phrase:  I pooped today.

Questions have been swirling around in my mind all day:

  • Did some little kid win this decal as an award for finally being potty-trained?
  • Or is some adult kindly lowering the achievement bar for the rest of us?
  • Assuming that the owner of this decal isn't constantly removing and replacing the decal in response to his/her current defacatory status, could the phrase "I pooped today" be considered a promise to continue pooping on a daily basis?
  • Am I just being extremely insensitive about a constipation epidemic that's been going on right under my nose?
It's terrible to start out the week in such a state of confusion.


  1. It's not quite in the same league as "I pooped today," but I saw a good bumper sticker recently (keeping in mind that I live in Michigan): "It's not the size of your peninsula that matters, it's what you do with it."

    1. Ha! If I'm ever in Michigan again (which I hope may happen at some point), I'll be sure to watch for that bumper sticker.

  2. I saw this piece about "Boring Self Care" today and thought of your post about "I pooped today."

    1. Thanks! I checked it out and found it interesting. I think it's a good point that many of us don't have time to engage in the various "self care" activities that are recommended to us, and maybe boring self care is what we can realistically hope to accomplish.