James's license plate got me thinking. What can we say about our work that would fit comfortably on the fender of a car? Here are my suggestions for bumper stickers that just might rock the industry.
We could start by hijacking existing bumper sticker mottos:
But those seem too lame and tame. How about emphasizing the unique mental attitudes of testers?
Or, we could emphasize the often-unnoted contributions testers make:
We could even support both sides of the "making and breaking" question:
Not bad for a start, but perhaps we'd like to get in a few digs at development while we are at it:
But maybe that is too hard on our poor developers, and we are all in this together. What I'd like to see is developers' cars sporting the following:
Or, we could even support positions within our own testing community. I work with test automation and spec-based test generation most of the time, so how about these:
There can be lofty sentiments for those idealists among us:
And some not-so-lofty sentiments for those whose ideals have taken a beating:
Truthfully, though, I am a tester because that is what I have always been, even when I was a kid. I have always asked awkward questions that I felt needed to be asked. I always looked for answers I could be satisfied with. So, the bumper sticker that sums it up for me would be: