to find those 'princess on board' labels that people hang in thier cars horrible

(73 Posts)
catinabox Sat 20-Jul-13 15:20:49

I saw one yesterday that said 'future millionaire on board' ...yuck!

PollyPlummer Sat 20-Jul-13 15:32:12

But how else are people to know ? A banner or flag ?

muppetthecow Sat 20-Jul-13 15:32:18

I think they can be fairly sickening! What irritates me though is that they've become so commonplace and gimmicky that they're no longer of any practical use for their original purpose. I read an article by a fireman a few months ago (in the local paper I think) saying that because almost all cars have them these days they don't stand out so much. He was asking people to really think if there was any need for them in their car. The whole point of them was to point out to the emergency services in case of an accident that they needed to be extra careful when checking for passengers as there may be a small child who could be easily hidden.

catinabox Sat 20-Jul-13 15:42:27

I get the point of 'Child on Board' or 'Baby on Board' But 'Little Princess?'

What message are people giving to their kids ... seriously?? You are so special that the world need to know you are a little princess?

I know it sounds horrible but I always imagine kids that grow up being called 'little princess' turning into teenagers that have really poor set of life skills and a sense of entitlement.

grabbing my hard hat and running for cover now!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 15:46:26

I don't see the point in any such signs on cars, be it child on board or princess on board.

Car accidents are just that,accidents. Nobody thinks "ah, they've got a baby with them,I'll plough into that other car then" in the split seconds before a crash happens.

squoosh Sat 20-Jul-13 15:48:53

Exactly Alis, I don't see what purpose they serve.

'Ooooh I fancy getting in a car crash today but I'll do the responsible thing and avoid a car carrying a Princess/Future Millionaire etc.

MrsRachelLynde Sat 20-Jul-13 15:50:48

YANBU, they just clutter up the rear windscreen.

I saw one of those "powered by fairy dust" bumper stickers the other day. It made me want to go up to the owner and ask her what she was doing in a fucking petrol station.

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 15:51:41

That's incorrect muppet. Although many people think that.

They were never a signal for anyone to look for a baby in a car in the event of an accident.

Tbh, I don't think there was ever a purpose to them, except for Mr and Mrs Smug to shout out to the world "Look! We're fertile!".

catus Sat 20-Jul-13 15:52:48

Yabu. Horrible, really ? There is no way I would use them but to describe them as horrible is a bit much, don't you think ?

FunLovinBunster Sat 20-Jul-13 15:56:18

Pwincess on board signs are v Chav. Fact.

ViviPru Sat 20-Jul-13 15:57:31

grin MrsRachel

I was behind a triple-whammy this week. 'Princess on Board' sign, magic tree hanging from the rear-view mirror and all wrapped up in a Micra. I had to beat a hasty retreat before I caught a dose of Ridiculous Human.

TreborMint Sat 20-Jul-13 16:00:46

It is a myth re the Emergency services.

I don't really see the point of them and find them a little tacky but hey, each to their own I guess.

muppetthecow Sat 20-Jul-13 16:03:24

Tidy we were told that at school so I always assumed it was true! I do have a tendency to believe what I'm told by 'smart' people though. Everything that Stephen Fry says, for example, is taken as absolute fact wink

The sign we had when my little sister was a baby was issued by the South Dorset Fire Service though, so even if they didn't start it they certainly promoted and took advantage of it.

squoosh Sat 20-Jul-13 16:07:22

I suppose they're not quite as bad as those eyelashes that some people put on their headlights. Those really boggle my brain.

"powered by fairydust" no it's not you twat it needs petrol like every other car angry

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 16:10:54

Ooh I'm surprised the fire service did that! Not very responsible of them!

They could only conceivably work if parents were to take them out of the car every time they drove without a child. Obviously that will never happen. Also in the event of an accident, the emergency services Ernest going to pay special attention to a car with a sticker in. They will pay the same attention to everyone (I guess half because it's the right thing to do, but also because of the first point!).

And anyone who thinks tithead drivers are suddenly going to be more careful because of a sticker in the window needs their head examined! grin

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 16:11:39

Ernest?! ARE NOT is what I meant! Bloody iPad!

ShowOfHands Sat 20-Jul-13 16:12:42

They're definitely nothing to do with the emergency services. As dh (part of the emergency services) pointed out, in the event of an accident your windows tend to be the first things to shatter and the signs are gone, the mahoosive great carseats are a better giveaway, nobody ever removes them when not travelling with children and they're trained to look for passengers in all cars, not just the ones with 'ickle wickle dum dums on board' etched in glitter and sparkles in the back window.

DD's ballet teacher has 'powered by fairydust' written on the back of her car. I judge her.

squoosh Sat 20-Jul-13 16:13:14

Ernest sounds like a dependable chap.

grin @showofhands

muppetthecow Sat 20-Jul-13 16:18:29

Okay, okay - I get the point. Statement retracted!

I still think they're pretty vomit worthy though wink

catinabox Sat 20-Jul-13 16:22:03

* I judge her* grin

maybe the emergency services need to know that they maybe required to extract tiaras from flesh wound following an accident?

FunLovinBunster Sat 20-Jul-13 16:22:16

Cunty things in cars
Hanging dice
Mooning men
Nodding Churchill type dogs
Pwincess on board signs
Go faster stripes
Big exhaust pipes
Deafening sound systems
Comedy horns eg Dukes of Hazzard ones
Leopard skin print anything
Pink fluffy steering wheel covers.
Drivers who put any of the above in/on their car should have their licences confiscated.

FunLovinBunster Sat 20-Jul-13 16:22:59

Ugh and topless men driving.
Esp with tramp stamps and shaved heads.

squoosh Sat 20-Jul-13 16:30:44

I miss the old skool 'Dave loves Sharon' stickers people had in Ye Olden times. Haven't seen one of them in.................well, ever.

sufferingfromcraft Sat 20-Jul-13 16:35:30

Now I can go one better. In front of me whilst driving the other day a "powered by fariey dust" sticker. I got my daughter to check I wasn't seeing things, but no that was how it was spelled.
I was trying to work out how this could happen. Did she buy a fake one?

wriggletto Sat 20-Jul-13 16:38:44

Where have they gone, squoosh? I loved that 70s thing of driving around with the equivalent of a Blankety Blank style contestant name plaque above your head. Here's Dave! here's Dawn!

angeltattoo Sat 20-Jul-13 16:43:24

Children on board sign wankers.

I have vowed never to be one.

Bluestocking Sat 20-Jul-13 16:46:04

How about signs that say "wanker on board"? You could carry them around and stick them on any vehicle you feel deserves them.

50shadesofvomit Sat 20-Jul-13 16:46:14

I am usually v laid back but the signs really piss me off. Nobody gives a shit you're fertile and you're not more special than everybody else angry

magimedi Sat 20-Jul-13 16:47:10

I really want a sign that says:

"Caution - Show Slugs in transit".

(Have seen one re show dogs!)

catinabox Sat 20-Jul-13 16:50:44

I want one that says 'old crisp packet, broken sat nav, leaky biro and indefinable rotting thing on board'

catinabox Sat 20-Jul-13 16:53:20

My neighbour ha cushions in her car and matching blankets. They are all plumped up and neat on the parcel shelf and clearly never get used. I think there is a small teddy bear also hanging somewhere. The car is very clean .. all the time.

Because of this, i have no interest in her.

kitsmummy Sat 20-Jul-13 16:54:33

Ha, now I find these absolutely hideous and I saw a beauty of a personalised one the other day - "prince Riley and prince Tyler on board" yes OBVIOUSLY I judged, however I have also seen a hilarious one recently........<drum roll>....."potato on board" grin

There's a car that lives near me which has one saying 'Dylon on board'. I'm impressed by their commitment to fabric customisation.

quesadilla Sat 20-Jul-13 17:57:52

To be honest even baby on board is bad enough (in a car. More understandable on a button).
Princess On Board is nauseating and naff as fuck.

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 18:00:25

Re the decals on windows. While visiting my aunt, I saw one that read 'clean freak' on the passenger side.

honestpointofview Sat 20-Jul-13 18:07:01

funloving gets my vote!

thispunderfullife Sat 20-Jul-13 18:11:34

I saw one the other day which was personalised... Princess taylah was on board. Yes, you read the spelling correctly confused

gordyslovesheep Sat 20-Jul-13 18:13:07

I one one that says 'I break for tailgaters'

I dislike baby on board signs - really we are all worth treating nicely by other drivers - not just babies

ewwww and those ones that say 'princess Molly-Mae on board' <shudder>

SelectAUserName Sat 20-Jul-13 18:13:52

funloving for Prime Minister!

It's a car . A lump of metal and glass designed to get you from A to B in relative comfort and convenience. It's not an extension of the fucking teddy shelf you had in your teenage bedroom.

LaRegina Sat 20-Jul-13 18:19:33

Take a chill pill op smile - YABU.

And I have no objection at all to topless male drivers - as long as they are toned, tanned and gorgeous of course...

gordyslovesheep Sat 20-Jul-13 18:30:15

hahaha Select

I am a bit baffled at how the OP can see a tramp stamp on a topless man driving a car

Borisboohoo Sat 20-Jul-13 18:33:19

Comedy horns eg Dukes of Hazzard ones

I have always wanted one of these!!

ShowOfHands Sat 20-Jul-13 18:37:14

Ooh I've found a site where you can design your own.

Shall I have 'Show Alpaca On Board' or 'Penguin In Boot'?

Nottalotta Sat 20-Jul-13 18:41:01

I hate them all but would very much like a 'penguin in boot' sticker.

catinabox Sat 20-Jul-13 18:43:06

'Dylon on board'

It's not an extension of the fucking teddy shelf you had in your teenage bedroom

This made me laugh out loud - Brilliant.

showofhands share the link please!

Trigglesx Sat 20-Jul-13 18:45:50

I don't know about here but in the states (as we're on the subject of things stuck in windows to show where children are), for the longest time there were decals given out by fire departments that you put in the bedroom window for any child's bedroom. It wasn't huge or anything, but just supposed to put it where it could be seen so that if there was a fire, firefighters could spot a room where a child was most likely sleeping (in case parents were incapacitated due to fire and couldn't tell them). Yes, they would generally check every room anyway, but this was one of those "check here first" things.

A few people got panicky saying "oh but if someone wants to kidnap a child, it would show which window to go in." hmm seriously?!?! Bit paranoid.

I thought they were a good idea. Do they do that here in the UK at all? I've just never seen it, so wasn't sure.

GameSetAndMatch Sat 20-Jul-13 18:48:48

i can understand the child on board, disabled signs, but the ones i REALLY hate are the 'cheeky monkey on board' ones. feel like shouting 'ill call the RSPCA!!'

and stickers are just tacky now-except the 'L' and 'P' ones grin.

although i loved 2 i saw on a car.

one said 'iI [heart] New york. (the heart shape)

next to it, the [spade] sign you get on a deck of cards, 'I [spayed] my cat!!!!'

MrsRachelLynde Sat 20-Jul-13 18:57:12

Link please, so I can make one that says either "ironing on board" or "cheese on board" or "writing on board" or other variations on a board-related theme grin

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Sat 20-Jul-13 19:04:50

Definitely never seen a topless man with a shaved head and a tramp stamp..... grin

nancerama Sat 20-Jul-13 19:07:05

Those stupid little football shirts can fuck off too.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Sat 20-Jul-13 19:07:56

And fucking great horse boxes with "HORSES" on them in mahoosive letters,

What, you thought we might think you were driving around carrying a bunch of stubby fucking giraffes???

GameSetAndMatch Sat 20-Jul-13 19:11:57

slightly off topic. is Mahoosive a new mn word? i assume its a play on 'massive'. i like it!

Didactylos Sat 20-Jul-13 19:11:57

now i really want a sign that says
'stubby fucking giraffes on board'

PeriodFeatures Sat 20-Jul-13 19:17:13

nancerama I want one of those and a sign next to it that says..*stupid little football shirt on board*

HairyPoppins Sat 20-Jul-13 19:30:02

Someone up the shitty other end of our road has one saying 'ex husband in boot' hmm

MiaowTheCat Sat 20-Jul-13 19:30:10

Saw one (I've posted this one before) parked outside Mamas and Papas in Nottingham (in case anyone knows the culprit - tell 'em they're a prat please)... those stick figures you get on toilet doors - lady, man and a boy and girl... "Perfect Family on Board."

Also one car that has about three of the personalised ones - "Devoted brothers Psycho and Stabbity on board" and "Perfect sisters Fluffy and Smiley on board" and then they obviously had a new arrival that fucked up their car window sign arrangement and that baby gets one of their own.

I particularly love the local prat who has about 90 of the bloody "get off my arse and find a new road cos I'm driving with a BABY" or "go kill someone else please cos I'm importantly fertile" ones in the back window... and yet I've seen two or three times driving on the approach roads to the fucking M1... precious baby object of all the signage - on the lap of a passenger in the front seat of the car unrestrained (and no evidence of a car seat fitted in the car... we've been behind them in a traffic queue before so I had a decent chance to look). My judgey pants are still giving me a wedgie on that one now.

I wouldn't have had one out of choice but my DS2 bought one as a surprise with his pocket money, so yes I did put it in my car!
My other point is that whether or not the original purpose was to alert the emergency services of a small child, in cases of accident, the fact remains that there have been several incidents over the last couple of years where a young child HAS been missed. One that I know of personally, was only found after family members took exception to the news report that a family of 5 had been killed, rather than a family of 6. Maybe they had a sign, maybe they didn't. I don't know, but there is a possibility that it would have made a difference.

FunLovinBunster Sat 20-Jul-13 19:46:53

Other cunty car related shitola that should be BANNED
Stuffed animals on the back shelf. Grow the fuck up.
Cushions on the back shelf. Why? Just. why?
My other car is a .... Who gives an actual shit?
National Trust member badges. So you are middle class. Whoopee dooo.
I listen to crap local commercial radio station stickers.
Pink fluffy shit on the gear stick.
Old men that wear hats and only drive on a Sunday. At 10mph.
Caravans. Just fuck the actual fuck off.
"Lads" that drive their mummies car and think they are Sebastian Vettel. (No you deluded fuckers. Your name is Cayden your g/friend is called Shazza and you have acne)
Sales reps who hang their jacket up and put their elbow on the window as they drive down the M6.
AND...
The fuckers who empty their car ashtray etc all wherever they fancy. FUCK OFF NOW.
-fin-

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 20-Jul-13 19:49:07

Will Wills and Kate get one if they have a girl, d'you think? The only factually correct one in the.country.

ICBINEG Sat 20-Jul-13 19:51:57

ohh we should make a car version of cunt bunting....

ComposHat Sat 20-Jul-13 21:02:13

the emergency services will check All seats in this otder regardless of what wanky stickers are in the Window:

1) drivers seat (as there eill always be a driver
2) rear passenger seat
3) front passenger seat.

ShowOfHands Sat 20-Jul-13 21:37:47

Design your own

I will admit here that I do have a sticker on the front of my car. It's only a couple of inches high and it's fairly discreet, down by the front grill. It's Raphael from the Ninja Turtles.

So I have no room to type talk.

BabyILoveYou Sat 20-Jul-13 21:44:16

I saw a 'MIL in boot' one once. Made me grin

WholeLottaRosie Sat 20-Jul-13 22:12:03

National Trust member badges. So you are middle class. Whoopee dooo

We have one of these, not because we are middle class, but because we can then park for free in any NT car park. Not all NT car parks are at castles/ houses, in the Lake District for example they are just 'normal' car parks. In fact we only joined the NT for this reason.

PeriodFeatures Sun 21-Jul-13 09:27:04

Thanks show I'm going to come up with a really goady one for DH who has really pissed me off today. Then hang it in his car.

MrsMook Sun 21-Jul-13 09:48:07

National Trust in mine- for the parking.
Road Tax- for legal reasons grin

No reference to the two offspring.

I once saw a simple Twins on Board. Didn't mind that one, it did indicate that access would be required on both sides... But only because I'm currently tuned in to the practicalities of car seat use. Probably wouldn't occur to the average badly parked prat.

Is it bad that I can't even bear to put blinds in the back windows as they tend to go alongside the fertility badges. Is it really so bad having a child behind untinted safety glass???

Baby on Board. Pointless. Embellished variations on the theme vom
And who blooming cares if they're your grandchildren???

FunLovinBunster Sun 21-Jul-13 12:09:58

Twats on Board.

Salmotrutta Sun 21-Jul-13 12:27:01

I feel the rage at all of the above AND the stupid vase with a flower in it on a modern Beetle. angry

Which isn't a proper Beetle anyway. It's a stupid pretend Beetle.

BlazinStoke Sun 21-Jul-13 12:55:07

I saw a sign on a horse box saying "Dressage horses in transit". Presumably dressage horses are the little princesses of the equine world and deserve more care from other drivers than your average Dobbin does.

FunLovinBunster Sun 21-Jul-13 12:55:57

YY Salmo to pretend Beetles!

WholeLottaRosie Sun 21-Jul-13 13:40:12

We can't all be princesses.....someone needs to stand on the pavement and clap as I go past grin

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