I used to put bumper stickers on my car--when I was in college (the first time!
I no longer do. In my state, carjacking is rampant, and anything I can do to have my car blend in with the others is beneficial. Why give a thug an easy identifier like a cutesy license plate or bumper sticker...it would just make a car easier to follow.
Am I paranoid? No. Two members of my family nearly got carjacked 2 months ago, in a part of town where there is very little crime, in a so-called, "good area".
Another incident: A road rage driver, who was driving erratically, got on my tail a few weeks ago and actually followed me home! I don't know why...i was driving home from the grocery store in broad daylight, I look in my rearview and a crazy lady is jostling her steering wheel quickly back and forth and seemed to be giving me a dirty look...for sure a nut, as i had just been moseying along...and I noticed she was following me.
Anyway, she followed me home and stopped her car in the street in front of my driveway. I quickly got out of my car, went inside, and the lady had then driven down my street, turned around, and parked her car in front of my driveway again for a while, then left. And I'm like, what the hell? what did I do to her to make her follow me home...must be someone off their meds...
I tell ya, since I have moved out west I have seen more nut cases than I ever have in my life!
Anyway, good thread, David, didn't mean to hijack, but I just wanted to provide a few examples of how random crazy things can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime...and by the way, i live in a so-called "good neighborhood"...nevertheless, every week there are burglaries and such going on.