I’ve got a little bit of wisdom to offer the Puerto Rican population of New York and Connecticut: CD’s need to go into a stereo system to be heard. This seems like it should be common sense, no? It’s not. I’ve seen more CD’s hanging from mirrors over the last few weeks to cause this little fortune cookie sized bit of advice to be formed.
OK, fine. Maybe just telling the Puerto Rican population is a racist thing to do, but guess what? Cliches are cliches for a reason and the majority of the cars that I see with CD’s hanging from rear view mirrors are from Puerto Rican drivers, so deal with it. It’s a mathematical probability and not a slur. So now I’m telling everyone. Put the fuckin CD in the stereo and be done with this craze already!
Of course, what threw me over the edge of this one is the fact that most of the CD’s hanging in windows these days have flags or words on them. They were sold as a car decoration. These CD’s were made for one sole use: to be hung from a rear view mirror. They don’t have music on them. They won’t play in a CD player. They are simple decoration.
Ordinarily rather than getting pissy about this I would rebel against it in my own way. When I started to see all of those “I was cool cuz I came from this airport” stickers on back windows or bumpers, I put a C++ one on my car. After all, C++ allowed me to pay for my car in the first place so I felt that it was fitting. For this, I would get an AOL CD and hang that from my rear view mirror, but I refuse to. My gripe about the CD in the window isn’t about it being stupid or idiotic or anything like that… it’s part of the gripe, sure but I would get over that. No, my gripe is that a CD has a silver colored surface that reflects light extremely well and guess what? It also reflects sunlight really well. And when I’m driving somewhere and I look to the other side of the road to see if there’s a car waiting to turn or something, I truly truly truly HATE being blinded by the silly asinine CD that is spinning in a car’s window.
I can only imagine what these CD hanging people would do with a DVD disc…