What’s That Thing on the Car?
Do you have an object on top of your car? Or something hanging off the back?
Since moving upstate, I have been captivated by the phenomenon of things hanging from cars. I estimate that for every ten vehicles we pass, four of them have things hanging from them.
Have a look. I’ll start simple and end with the most complex.
Simple Vertical Back Hatch
Simple Top Double
Simple Top Ski Type
Oblong with Bumper Stickers
Assorted Top Storage
Duffel Bag Top
Top Stroller with Various
Organized Back Multi
Haphazard Back Multi
Haphazard Back Multi with Oblong
Haphazard Multi with Top Storage and Rug
Single Kayak with Straps
Single Kayak on Rack
Tour de Force — The Grand Finale
Multi Back with Duplex Upright Top
If you’ve been around my blog for a while (thank you!), you might know I have a thing for things hanging from cars. In fact, I can’t get enough of them.
I want to be someone with something hanging from my car.
The oblong compartment seems to make the most sense. But what do you put in it? And should I get one if I haven’t yet identified the contents that necessitates such a contraption?
Things Hanging from Cars in City
Finally, it’s become a Some Small Things cliche to compare the city life to the country life. Sorry. 🙂 Here comes another.
In Manhattan, my life revolved around parking. Once you got a spot, you only took the car out if you really, really had to. And when you got to the car, you’d invariably notice yet another ding on the bumper from the person who backed into it while parking their car. The first five or so hurt; each subsequent ding a little less until you flat out gave up.
It was nearly 2017 when I discovered the Bumper Badger. A long piece of rubber that velcroed to the trunk and hung over the bumper. Each day I diligently took out the Badger before parking. My bumper was like new when I returned the car to the dealership.
But one day, I saw this. And it so made me smile.
Maybe this person hadn’t yet discovered Bumper Badger. But I know that desperation. All too well.
So back to where I started: Do you have something hanging from your car? Please tell me all about it. And if you have an oblong, what do you put in it?
Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this post on car rack storage, you might like this one about small things to do at The Cloisters where I prove that my parallel parking skills are still in full effect.
And by the way, need a tote bag?
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