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

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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.

hobnobsaremyfave Sat 20-Jul-13 16:10:09

"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.

hobnobsaremyfave Sat 20-Jul-13 16:13:33

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.

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