Thursday, September 26, 2013

Personalized Plates - to do or not to do?

When I got my first car, I wanted to personalize it.

I didn’t get to choose my car. I bought it because there was a good deal on it. It wasn’t the color, make or model that I wanted. Of course, it was just cool to have a car.

However, I wanted to make it my own, so I tried to come up with a few ways to snazz it up.

I wasn’t about to put up one of those silly window-hugging stuffed animals (although the Garfield ones aren’t horrible).  I’ve never been a big fan of window decals either. Having anything dangling from my mirror was not an option.

I found some cool 8 ball air valve covers (unfortunately they didn’t fit my tires) and I bought Scooby Doo floor mats.

Lastly, I seriously considered a personalized license plate. I would probably have ended up with one, but I couldn’t come up with anything I liked. After all, there are fewer characters to work with than on Twitter.

I hadn’t paid much attention to it before, but lately I’ve been noticing that a lot of people didn’t have the problem I did in coming up with a personalized plate.

I don’t know if it’s southern thing, a North Carolina thing or if there are just that many personalized plates out there.

I’ve spotted these all within the past month. They do help answer the question: to personalize or not to personalize – though some leave more questions than answers.

Is this person telling people to buy land from them or buy land in general?

This person obviously spends their free time on a boat someplace on Lake Norman.

This person obviously has strong, positive feels about pop/rock