I’ve been talking about this for a long time and I’ve finally captured it. This is the obnoxious Howard County, “Choose Civility,” bumper sticker.
What’s the big deal? Well I guess it’s not much of a big deal unless you live outside of Howard County, in which case it implies that where you live is less “civilized” than those in Howard County. For those in the county it seems to be some sort of ego boost.
I’ve been working in Howard county for a few years now and I have to say that I’m not as angry about this as I used to be. I guess I’ve just adopted a live and let live attitude about it. But… it does make me feel better when I occasionally make fun of Howard County.