классики о георгиевской ленточке
Vic examined the papers that he had brought out of the glove compartment. "What do you make of this?" He held up a long paper strip, brightly colored; Ragle glanced at it and saw that it read: :
ONE HAPPY WORLD
At each end, in luminous yellow, a snake coiled into an S-shape.
"Has glue on back," Vic said. "It must be for the bumper."
"Like 'make mine milk'," Ragle said.
After a pause Vic said in a low voice, "Let me hold the wheel. I want you to look at it closer." He caught hold of the steering wheel and passed the bumper strip to Ragle. "At the bottom. In type."
Holding the strip near the dome light, Ragle read the words: Federal law requires that this be displayed at all times
He passed it back to Vic. "We're going to run into a lot more we don't understand," he said. But the strip had disturbed him, too. Mandatory... it had to be on the bumper, or else.
"What's the bumper strip for?" Ragle said. "The motto and the snake."
"Christ's sake!" the driver snarled.
"Does it have to go on?"
Cursing at him, the driver managed finally to say, "Listen, Mr. Gumm -- if you don't have that on right, they'll blow you sky-high; so help me god, I'm telling you the truth."
"How does it go on?" he said.
"Let me out and I'll show you. I'm not going to tell you." The man's voice rose in hysteria. "You better let me out so I can stick it on, or honest to god, you won't get by the first tank that spots you."
P. K. Dick. Time out of joint