It's quite clever, really. The sticky notes campaign is alive and well, no doubt to gather more steam as the 2012 election nears. The simplicity of it makes it so brilliant.
What is the sticky note campaign? Here is the mission as described on the Facebook page:
Purchase a pad of large sticky notes. Write on each one, "How's that Hope & Change working out for you?" Every time you stop to fill your vehicle with gas, place your sticky note somewhere on the pump before you drive away. DO NOT be destructive in ANY way! Place your sticky note somewhere, so as not to impede the next customer's ability to read the pump's digital readout.
After placing your sticky note, please consider taking a digital picture, then uploading it to our wall. Please tell us in which city and state the picture was taken. This is meant to be a "quiet" protest by our silent majority of Americans, to be served upon this administration!! Thank you all for your support!
Please join our FB "Fan Page" at: http://www.facebook.com/HopeandChangeStickyNoteCampaign
Though this primarily uses gas pumps as the vehicle of delivery, there are other suggestions of places to leave a sticky note on the page:
Places to stick your sticky's!
01. The Gym
02. Food Stores, NOT on food items, i.e. packages, boxes,etc. Front edges of shelves only.
03. Gas Stations
04 Doctor's Offices
05. Restrooms, on the toilet, sink, mirror, door, towel dispenser, etc.
06. Self Check Out Machines, right where the change comes out.
07. Hunting Clubs
09. Shopping carts, on the handle, baby seat, etc.
10. Bulletin Boards in stores
11. Red Boxes
12. Leave Fliers in empty shopping carts
13. Your Electric and Water Meters
14. Flea Markets
15. Resort Areas you visit
16 The "Mom and Pop" stores.
17. Your Computer, Bulletin Board, Desk, etc. at work! It will generate some questions.
18. ATM's, where the money comes out.
19. Fast Food Drive, on the order screen.
20. Fast Food Restrooms, on the toilet, sink, mirror, door, towel dispenser, etc.
21. Car Washes
With the continuing rise of prices at the grocery store, that would be a prime spot besides the gas pumps, if you ask me.
I had a vague knowledge of this campaign but hadn't thought much about it. Then as I visited with a good friend recently - we were attending a conference for Republicans - she asked me if I was taking part in the sticky notes campaign. I told her I didn't really know much about it and she leaned down to pick up her purse. She reached inside it and brought out a regular pad of yellow sticky notes. She had a couple pre-written that asked, "how's that hopey, changey thing working out for you?" and showed them as an example. She said she has placed a few on gas pumps and at grocery stores in her area.
My friend Martha rocks, by the way.
It is an easy way of voicing opposition to this administration using a silent protest form of expression. It's quick, easy and anyone can do it. Children would enjoy helping out and a real life lesson on silent protest could be made for them. No property destruction. No disruption of business.