I wrote yesterday about the messages that popped up on cars to celebrate Victory Day... Yes, it's true that bumper stickers simply don't exist here—but I neglected to mention that the annoying suction-cup "Baby On Board" signs do. They're mainly sold by a British baby/children's store called Mothercare, and also bear their logo. (I don't mean to bash Mothercare; it's a great shop! It is, however, rather expensive for most of the Russian population. Think "Right Start" in the USA, without any sales at all and at European prices).
My guess is that most people see the signs and think, "Idiot! How much did you pay for that piece of plastic in that expensive store?" Half of those signs are also in English, meaning that a good chunk of Russian drivers don't even understand what they say!
I mean, seriously. Do those signs have any purpose in any country? Aren't you careful not to hit any car, since doing so could also put your own life in danger? Do they really accomplish anything other than distract you because you a.) read the sign, and b.) perhaps peek to see if you can spot the child?
That being said, you can imagine how well THIS sign is going over in Russia.
I. Kid. You. Not.
Personally, I wanted to walk over to this car and KICK it... But darn, I was wearing some beautiful heels...
I mean, really... Could you do anything worse to give women drivers a bad name? It's rough enough in this macho society to be a woman behind the wheel... To then put a RED DANGER SIGN on your car acknowledging that you need extra care is like shooting yourself in the foot.
A foot wearing a high heel.