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My Family Stickers – Ridiculous AND dangerous. Take them OFF.

Screen shot 2014-03-06 at 1.35.44 PMI don’t like My Family car stickers.
I really shouldn’t write this because 1/2 the cars in the school car park have them. However, this needs to be said.
I find it embarrassing enough that I have to drive a Tarago around town because of my massive brood. That’s bad enough but to put stickers on my car that advertise I’m a breeder? Well, no thanks. What I find most amusing is that Mum’s always pick the gym Mum to portray themselves.
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I’d have to be more honest and at least give alcoholic Mum a gurnsey
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Since they were launched, the Gold Coast Entrepreneurs Monica Liebenow and Phil Barhan are now selling them in 20 countries and are producing 200,000 units a month. That’s a lot of stickers for a lot of cars so I could be in the minority here but they are ridiculous.
A friend of mine knows how I feel about them and we send each other pics of the most ridiculous stickers we’ve ever seen:

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I have no idea what possesses people to put them on their car but we may as well add My Family stickers to the ridiculousness of Australia Day Car Flags, Car Reindeer Horns,  Car Bunny ears and NRL Footy flags. Can’t you just drive your car from A to B like normal people?
Anyway, mine has always been an aesthetic objection but this very serious message just popped up in my facebook feed:
“I know everything about you and you are my target.
I have never met you and don’t know your name and up until today I didn’t know where you live.
You passed me on the road and suddenly I knew everything about you.
You are a single mother with teenage daughter, no men in the house.
You are relatively well off and like playing tennis.
You don’t have any big dogs, just one small dog that is no threat to me.
Judging by the car you drive you will have flat screen T.V’s and because you have a teenage daughter there will be things like computers, tablets and smart phones in your house.
I decided to follow you home because you have shown me that you are a soft target.
When I invade your home with my gang I know there will be very little resistance, no men and no big dogs but plenty of expensive stuff for us to take.
How did I know all this information about you without having ever met you, spoken to you or seen your house?
By the little pictures of your family set up that you put on the back window of your car.
These pictures have made my job so much easier because they tell me nearly everything I need to know without having to drive around the neighbourhood spying on houses and sitting watching and gathering all this information.
It used to take me days of surveillance to get this information.
Thank you very much; I will be visiting you one of the evenings whilst you are watching TV. 
I’m not a violent person but I can’t say the same for my gang members.
Fortunately I’m not a violent criminal but because of my job I have to think like one and driving around checking out the little pictures on the back window of cars made me realize just how much information they give out about you, your family and to a large extent your wealth.
Pictures of a family with golf clubs, children with computers, wives with tennis rackets and pictures of what type of dogs your family have all tell a story about you and whether it’s worth making you and your family a target.
Alarmist? Sure.
Possible? Absolutely.

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