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Fallingovercliffs Wed 03-Dec-14 16:56:44

Saw a car sticker this morning saying 'Slow Down. Lauren on Board'.

AIBU to think it was a bit daft and Baby on Board or Child on Board would have done, if driver really wanted a sticker?

EatShitDezza Wed 03-Dec-14 16:58:14

Each to their own. It isn't offensive so don't see the issue

Discopanda Wed 03-Dec-14 16:59:36

Maybe she just really wanted a personalised sticker for her car? I agree that sounds a bit naff though.

Jackie0 Wed 03-Dec-14 17:05:41

Those baby on board signs were originally to address the problem of an infant in a car seat not being visible to the emergency services in the case of an accident, so they knew to look for it.
Now people have so many and such silly signs on their car I doubt the fire brigade consider them reliable at all anymore.
That's the first thing that bugs me ,the second thing is why would any one drive about advertising their children's names on their car? Self absorbed & weird .

LittlePhobia Wed 03-Dec-14 17:06:31

Cringe.

AMumInScotland Wed 03-Dec-14 17:06:50

Meh. Some people like to buy anything and everything with a name on it. I don't get it, but then I don't get 'baby on board' stickers anyway, beyond it being a warning that the driver may be sleep-deprived and distracted!

Jackie0 Wed 03-Dec-14 17:07:02

Was Lauren a child or the driver?

LurkingHusband Wed 03-Dec-14 17:11:18

The BoB stickers were a US idea - I recall when they first appeared (over 20 years ago ffs !) a fire brigade spokesman saying they were a waste of money, as firefighters were trained to look for babies in RTAs. Hopefully less of an issue now proper seats are mandated for all.

Ben Elton did a routine about it, ending, if I recall correctly, with a rant about "Don't flaunt your fertility at me" - which dates it grin

AMumInScotland Wed 03-Dec-14 17:17:04

According to Snopes link here it never had anything to do with alerting the emergency services, but was only ever meant as a way of asking other drivers to drive sensibly.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 03-Dec-14 17:20:08

Snopes about Baby on Board signs.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 03-Dec-14 17:20:41

Damn you x-posting. I linked. I LINKED!

southeastastra Wed 03-Dec-14 17:24:24

i always think saying the signs were there to alert emergency services is quite offensive to them! (as if they don't inspect the car for all passengers)

as an aside my favourite car sticker is this

SistersOfPercy Wed 03-Dec-14 17:26:19

Kind of like this one grin
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Cauliflowersneeze1 Wed 03-Dec-14 17:43:46

sistersofpercy grin

HappenstanceMarmite Wed 03-Dec-14 18:22:17

Because the World revolves around Princess Lauren...

Hate all those smug, self-obsessed car stickers. I often think I should slap a "so what?" sticker over any BOB sticker I see on a parked car. Would that BU?

simontowers2 Wed 03-Dec-14 18:27:32

I personally make a point of deliberately tail-gating princess on board stickered cars.

TheDogAteTheHomework Wed 03-Dec-14 18:38:03

I was on holiday in Aus and found a sign that says "Who cares who's on board ?" in the same silly triangle sign.

That is on my rear windscreen smile

AnotherGirlsParadise Wed 03-Dec-14 18:41:52

I know a Lauren who's an absolute cowbag - she would SO have this in her car, just to say 'Don't let your filthy banger touch my Princess Wagon, you prole.'

vienna1981 Wed 03-Dec-14 18:42:04

Lauren on board, baby on board, porn star on board and so on. Who cares ?
"W****r on board" covers all bases.

landoflostcontent Wed 03-Dec-14 18:42:14

One near us read "Adults on Board - Because we want to live too"

I bought a baby on board sign because of MN threads, I think the offence people take at them is hilarious.

GoringBit Wed 03-Dec-14 18:48:26

Sounds like that one off X Factor is getting above herself.

redrubyindigo Wed 03-Dec-14 18:54:52

Off topic but I regularly see a car with a sticker that says;

'I am driving this fast because I need a poo'

hmm

I think I prefer Princess on board.

askyfullofstars Wed 03-Dec-14 18:56:56

Did it also say "powered by fairydust" angry that gives me a completely irrational rage. Though makes me chuckle when I see them getting fuel....grin

Hurr1cane Wed 03-Dec-14 19:01:20

Did it have the eyelashes on? Eyelashes give DP the rage.

It's so bad that I'm really tempted to put some eyelashes on our car just to see his reaction.

grinblush

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