OK, understand that anything hanging from your rear-view mirror - that's the inside one - is stupid, dangerous and very likely illegal.
You're supposed to look out THROUGH the windshield, not show everyone what religion you subscribe to, what your kid's baby shoes look like, your fuzzy dice, or - if there is a God, please save us - which Celine Dion CD you decided to dangle off there, blinding the rest of us with its reflections.
True; beats having to listen to it.
But I saw a new 'dangler' today, in a black Lexus. Looked like some sort of cross between a First Nations' dreamcatcher and a 1960s macrame wall hanging.
Made of rope that must have been an inch thick.
Took up about a fifth of the car's forward view.
For all our sakes.
I don't have a photo, sorry - I was driving at the time.
I mean, what's that for? A rope ladder in case the car rolls over?
It'd be more likely to hang you in the process. Give a man enough rope...
Now, I'm also sorry if I have offended someone's taste (or lack thereof) in music.
Or someone's religious sensibilities.
But as a Toronto Blue Jays manager is once said to have remarked (approximately) to the very religious shortstop Tony Fernandez, "Tony, I know Christ died for our sins. But we're down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, two out, men on second and third, and you're up. There's a time and a place, and this ain't either."
BTW, the same goes for stuffed animals on the hatshelf which block about half the rear window.
Yes, they're very cute.
Yes, your girlfriend/boyfriend/whoever was very sweet to give it (or - help us again - them) to you.
But please: on your bed, on your couch, in the window of your home - not in your flippin' car.
And no, they do NOT count towards using the HOV lanes.