One More Thing to Check for on Rental Cars: Political Bumper Stickers
November 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM
When you pick up a rental car it’s always a challenge. Even if the process goes smoothly there's always some little but of stress to complicate matters. Whether it's what kind of car you’re going to get, checking for previous damages, figuring out driving routes...the list goes on. Now there’s apparently one more thing to look for when doing your rental car walk around, as you’re going to need to check the back for political bumper stickers.
We couldn’t care less if you throw a bumper sticker onto the back of your personal car, but when someone else is doing so on your rental car it’s a different story. Apparently that’s exactly what’s happening at one Thrifty outlet in Buffalo, New York, as renters haven’t been too thrilled with seeing “Vote for the American” bumper stickers on their cars.
A couple renters were a little curious—and not exactly thrilled—that they were making a political statement without their knowledge, but it sounds like it was all part of the franchisee’s plan. Once employees were notified of the rogue bumper stickers, they just acknowledged the issue and commented that the owner slapped them on there.
Huffington Post followed-up and got a response from Thrifty, and it sounds like the stickers will be removed. Just so you know this is what Thrifty had to say about the whole situation:
“The company does not condone the placement of political materials on our corporate rental cars nor is it associated with any particular political position."
No matter what side of the fence you're on when it comes to politics please leave your bumper stickers on your own car—even if they're just for, like, South of the Border.