It started to become a regular thing when we kept seeing one particular plate over and over. (It's not unusual for us to see the same cars on our commute on a regular basis. I've often followed a blue Honda Element with a Susan Collins bumper sticker and an Olympia Snowe bumper sticker all the way from Alexandria to my parking lot on the Hill. Strange, eh?) This particular plate was on a Lexus, driven by a woman who was obviously quite proud of her ride. In case you couldn't tell that she was driving a luxury sedan, or that she is a woman, she told you right on the plate: "LEXYLDY".
Get it? It's kind of like she's a sexy lady, but in a Lexus, you know, so she's Lexy . . . .
I've sometimes wondered whether LEXYLDY is married, and, if so, whether her husband ever drives her car. Because it would be a little embarrassing, don't you think? Ah, but I'm sure LEXYLDY is too much LDY for just one man. Silly me.
The plates that announce that someone is a CU T PIE or HOTTIE1 or BIGMAN2 are our favorites, because we have a hard time believing that anyone who feels the need to announce his or her cutieness or hotness or bigness is really so special.
And so, I give you the first installment of the Petroni Vanity Plate of the Day Awards. Today's winner is . . . JER Z QT!!! You probably are from Jersey, and perhaps you're cute. What's important is that the vanity plate proclaims it, and so it must be true-- at least in your head!! And that's important . . . to you! And at least you have the whole self-delusion--ahem!-- I mean confidence thing going for you, so that's something.
Here's to you, JER Z QT! Congratulations!