by Heiderino on the April 19th, 2006

Have you ever been toodling along, minding your own business, when a BMW drives past you with a maddening license plate such as “JIMS BMW?”

The term “new money” immediately comes to mind.

If I don’t already know what a BMW is, telling me that you are driving one is moot. I don’t know what it is, and nor do I care. Also, if you are the “CEO VIP” of your company, that is great, but it doesn’t do much for anyone’s ego but your own. Actually, it’s a good bet that this annoys the living heck out of employees who see your car in the VIP spot every day too. You might as well say “IM BETTER.”

Then there are the hilarious misspellings – some so bad you can’t figure out the plate to save your own life. Sure, sometimes people are clever with great combinations of letters and numbers, but more often I see one like I saw today – DEUTSH on an Audi. The simple lack of C was enough to make my skin crawl. Of course, I have never been a fan of purposeful misspellings (Ha! Even foreign!) such as “krazy,” or “nite,” which may explain this a bit more.

One last thing to consider when getting a personalized plate: At least in Wisconsin, it’s easy to find out who drives a car just by their license plate. With this in mind, you may want to get the plate “STALK ME.”