Thursday, March 11, 2010

'Splain This To Me

Allow me to set the scene:

I was driving home from dropping Liam off at daycare this morning. I stopped at a stop sign and a gray haired geezer in a BMW pulled out in front of me. Worry not, he had right of way, I'm not complaining about that. As I proceeded from my stop sign I caught sight of the license plate on the car.

If you can't read that it reads "6 STENTS" (and you can click the picture to get a bigger version). Is this really something that you need to immortalize on your license plate? Is he so proud of his ill health that he needs all the world to know about it?

I keep trying to imagine a circumstance in which this would be worthy of the purchase of a vanity plate. Is he perhaps a surgeon? But surely if he's a surgeon that installs stents he's done more than six. If he's only done six, doesn't that reflect badly on his skills? So, again, why put it on a vanity plate?

I have to say, I don't get it. It sure did provide my morning dose of surrealism.


  1. I KNOW WHO THAT IS. And, um, yeah. Not a patient. I'd say more, but I better not. Ahem.

  2. Ok, sometimes I am AMAZED at how small a town The Burgh can be sometimes. That is HILARIOUS. Is there any way you could explain why he chose that particular plate?