Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You

Kati M sent this plate in, and I laughed so hard when I read her story. You'll see why. She writes:

..."Mr Bolt" is my dad's license plate. My dad sells fasteners for a living (screws, nuts, bolts, washers, etc.). His first personal email address was "screw2" and he didn't realize it sounded dirty until our pastor refused to email him there. Years later I met and married the son of a woman who works for the Illinois Secretary of State's office in a small town. My parents were thrilled at the concept of not having to wait in line for two hours (they live in the suburbs) to get anything done there, so they drove three hours to central Illinois to get vanity plates (I know, it makes so much sense). Now, under normal circumstances "MRBOLT" may not be a funny/weird license plate. That is, until the day a woman came running up to my dad in a parking lot and said, "We were trying to figure out what your license plate means. Is it Marlboro Light?" Why in the world would anyone get vanity plates for their favorite brand of cigarettes?!

Hilarious! At this point, however, it wouldn't surprise me to find that someone has proclaimed their favorite cigarette brand on their plate. Your father's plate makes perfect sense, but the fact that a random woman inquired about your father's potential love of Marlboro Lights proves that just about anything is possible when you are working with a vanity plate owner.


Leslie said...

I kind of feel for the lady that asked about the plate. I saw a car one time that had a plate that said "BZLTYR". So I was trying to sound it out phonetically to figure out what it was and when I saw the car owner said, "Excuse me...I'm just curious, what's a Buzzle Tear?" Then she showed me her front plate that said, "To infinity and beyond!"
Talk about a duh moment. Who would have known that the Buzzle Tear was really Buzz Lightyear.

ydontusteponit said...

Cute story! I could definitely see how you could mistake that for Marlboro Lights. lol

dizzblnd said...

I had to laugh at myself.. thanks to your subliminal title.. I ALSO thought it was Marlboro Light.. lol

Kati McCauley said...

Yeah, my dad didn't think about that or he would have put a space in between the two parts. Luckily, I persuaded him away from having it spell Mr XBolt, "Like the X-Men." Cool, Dad, you're real cool.

By the by, he's really excited about having his plate on here and is publicizing it to his friends!