About a week ago, someone on another forum (not writing related) posted a series of funny pictures, peeled from a website. Here's one of them:
It's a sticker that you put on your luggage, the sort of thing that will cause, presumably, many a head to turn when you're wheeling through the airport. Looks like the sort of thing you'd see on Locked Up Abroad, doesn't it? There's a company that makes these things, and it's all in good fun. Here's another:
A couple of people questioned the tastefulness of that last sticker; at least one person defended it as 'funny.' As for me? Well, I know I can see the humor, and I'm pretty sure there was a time in my life where I would indeed have found it pretty funny--probably when I was in high school. Now? Not so much. It should be noted the company that makes these does not have a matching sticker with a man stuffed in the suitcase. As for the people who do find it funny, I wonder if they would feel the same if it were an 8-year-old.
When I think about how I've changed over the course of my life, I often find it hard to pin down. In many, many ways, I don't feel any different than I did 30 years ago, when I probably would have found this suitcase sticker quite funny. Interestingly, that's where I find change can be most easily charted. This sticker? Not funny. In fact, it's quite troubling, given what's going on in the world these days.
That's it, have a good weekend, everyone.