My car has acquired a structural defect in the recent past. Specifically, where there was once a right rear window, there are now glass shards.
But hey, I still have my radio. And I haven’t noticed anything missing. So there’s the question of motive to ponder.
I live in an urban neighborhood. A borderline one. You know, section 8 housing down the street. Alleged crack houses several blocks away in one direction. Very residential in another. Borderline.
Now it is possible that the Mad Smasher has made a comeback. The Mad Smasher was once active about 20 blocks south of my neighborhood: he would smash multiple windows on a particular thoroughfare when he needed to unwind a little. However, word on the street has it that he had a heated disagreement with an unincorporated alternative pharmaceutical supplier, which resulted in his untimely death. So it probably wasn’t the Mad Smasher.
But there’s the issue of the decoration that I placed on my auto. I have a Darwin fish and a public radio decal; my local zoo sticker was destroyed in the incident.
Then there’s a more recent homemade addition.
Saddam with the Bomb!!!
Is that what you want?
Now, perhaps our redecorator took issue with that point of view. Still, I would like to make the following tentative observations:
- There are more effective targets within the military/industrial complex than flowbark’s car.
- When you smash flowbark’s late 1980s Honda Civic, you’re not fighting the man.
I know, I know: this is the Pit; it isn’t Great Debates. And perhaps the vandal was apolitical.
But now I need some advice. I have removed the offending statement. What should I replace it with? Some ideas:
War Is Not Nice To Flowers, Other Living Things, and Windshields
Visualize World Peace
WMDs are bad and should be avoided. Please don’t hurt me.