Half accomplishments

Would you tout a half accomplishment in Hoboken?

I find stickers that I spot in and around Hoboken quite interesting. A harmless way to “communicate” something to those that catch a glimpse. And you have a whole range to see, too. From environmental nut-jobs, to conspiracy kooks, college debt, people named “Vinny,” and even encouraging people to read. But one of the latest trends I’ve noticed are touting “half accomplishments.”

Would you be proud to say “I couldn’t finish the job?” Or “My kid got C-minuses on his report card!”?

That’s what our world has come to apparently, right up there with last-place trophies, now we have something called a “half marathon,” and people proudly spend the cash to put “13.1” stickers on the backs of their cars. Is it just marketing? Or the ever-growing narcissistic need for attention?

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3 Comments on "Half accomplishments"

1 year 8 months ago

I don’t really get those stickers either. But I haven’t done either a 1/2 or a whole. I can understand somebody who did a full marathon really looking down on the 1/2, a marathon is a thing, a 1/2 isn’t really a thing. So congrats to 411 on your completed full marathon!

1 year 8 months ago

Go run 13 miles and let us know if you feel like it was an accomplishment, m’ kay? Particularly for newbie runners, training to run that far takes time, dedication, and passion. I’ve run 11 marathons and while I do not feel the need to put any of those stickers on my car, I can understand why those who worked so hard would want to as a form of self expression. Certainly better than those stupid three letter beach stickers. [quote comment=”223163″]I don’t really get those stickers either. But I haven’t done either a 1/2 or a whole. I can… Read more »

1 year 8 months ago

People get upset when you don’t pat them on the back after they self-congratulate themselves.