"Of those who say nothing, few are silent."Thomas Neill

I was behind this car recently and wondered where it all went wrong.

Was it the first sticker or the fourth team sport? Maybe they lost A LOT of bets and the penalties were stickers. But what could possibly explain the Smurf thing?? Did the driver of this car MEAN to be telling me his life story?

What in the world was going on??!!

The back of this car was so visually overwhelming, I was tired of reading and I couldn't wait to change lanes.

Although it's easy to see an ineffective "bumper" communication, I sometimes forget that my constant flow of words can be equally chaotic. I may have a clean car bumper, but I fear I spend far too much of my waking moments creating verbal clutter. I think sometimes people around me think if they hear ONE MORE STORY, they will need to find a quick exit.

Am I alone in this?

Saying nothing should be a more consistent option for me. If I want to learn how to be "quick to listen," I've got to master being comfortable saying less.

That's all I've got for today...I'd like to hear your thoughts now.