Some people play the license plate game when they travel – meaning they look for all 50 states. I play my version every single day. I try to come up with a word or phrase using the 3 letters of a license plate. I do this mainly with our own cars, but have been known to do it to others, too.
We had the letters HEF on the tags of two of our vehicles when we first moved to Ohio. I called them Heffer1 and Heffer2.
We replaced one of the Heffers (donated to teenager) and got a van with the tag ANN (real easy there!).
When the first Heffer died, the second Heffer was donated to same teenager who killed the first (he was brutal with our cars – not so much with his own, though). My husband bought a Grand Am with the tag BHW. Seeing those letters, you’d think I wouldn’t get anything good out of them, but the first thing that popped into my head was “Big Hairy Woman”. Don’t know why, but it stuck (the first ones always do). And BHWs were all over our town as well as BHRs (Big Hairy Rabbit) and BHMs (Big Hairy Men). If it started with BH, it was Big and Hairy. Am I sick, or what?
We no longer needed a van, and I would have loved to have kept the ANN plate (it was just too easy), but I bought a replacement before selling the van, so I had to get a new tag. These tags were different. Bicentennial plates with two letters followed by two numbers followed by two letters. I was sure I’d get something unusable and dreaded getting plates. And when I did get the plates, I cringed when I saw DK WZ, because the first words that popped into my head were “Dick Wiz” (and yes, it stuck). It could have been worse. I could have had DK WD. I’ll let you guess what that one is!
We also have a Ford (you know - Found of Road Dead) with the tag DOA (I kid you not!!).
So, now that you know how totally nuts I am – you still gonna hang around? (I hope so!) Or do you do some equally crazy thing?