Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Best Vanity Plate Ever



Minding my own business driving home from the YMCA one day I saw something that made me burst out laughing. The car ahead displayed a rear license plate with the letters ME B N ME.

Say it with me: Me Bein’ Me.

Now one could argue that there are other equally clever number/letter combinations. Just today I saw CA88BYM which I could only guess indicated “Cabby Mom”, though it might be a stretch. I've no doubt the unusual arrangement was intentional.

'Me bein’ me' just speaks to me, my independent nature. I’m too much a cheapskate to shell out extra money for such frivolity even if I were half so clever. By the same token I didn't have a smart phone on hand to photograph either vanity plate.

Would you pay extra to send the world a message with your vehicle? Are custom license plates even a thing in your region?

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12 comments:

  1. Oh yes, Darla! Custom plates are all the rage, and have been for decades. In fact, I remember when I bought my first scooter and was registering it, the man politely asked me if I'd like to choose the number. I was surprised that such a thing even existed; I had just assumed it was great coincidence that some people had fancy number plates. Ah well. And no, I would NOT shell out money on these things. I am, however, quite happy to enjoy other people's shenanigans. I love the Me Bein Me plate!

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Vidya. That's interesting to know about India. Cool!

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  2. I like reading the personalized plates. Can't forget the funny show Reno 911 scene where the cops were speeding along trying to read a personalized plate in front of them and crash into the car.

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    1. You know, I thought that show was funny yet failed to watch regularly. I should remedy that. ~grin~ I'm reminded of a scarier version, too. In the horror film "Jeepers Creepers" (love it, by the way), the brother and sister are introduced on a cross country drive. They play a game trying to figure out what vanity plates mean. It's too cute the way they interact in that flick. Thanks for sharing, my dear!

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  3. Yes, they are a thing here in Nashville Tn. I used to photograph them all and they were in an album on facebook. After a couple of years I stopped saving them. I have seen some great ones too. But would I do it. NO....I figure that what I pay now for plates is enough!! Please don't be amazed at what I do....you really don't know the hours that I just sit, or sleep. I do what I can on a good day. Thanks though!!! I think you rock going to the Y!

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    1. I admire your photography, yet another talent. Thanks for the kind word!

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  4. Oh yes, a big thing around here. I never saw the point. I can't think of anything clever I'd want to say.

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    1. You are certainly clever, though. ~nods~ My partner wanted to put something catchy on our electric hybrid Chevy Volt. I refused, finding the suggestion rather silly. Be well!

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  5. I wouldn't pay for a vanity plate, but I do pay extra for the special plate that supports Spay/neuter programs at animal shelters.

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  6. I have had the same plate for almost 25 years. It is the name of an order of angels. So, it is not what I call a "vanity" plate, but more of a way of invoking angels for my protection. I believe.

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    1. That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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