Are you like me? Before you mutter, "I sure the heck hope not!" let me reveal what I am talking about.
Out on the highway do you drive yourself crazy trying to decipher the meanings of other people's personalized license plates? Or are you able to see it and immediately dismiss it as not being worth another thought? Or have you never been stumped by one? I am Choice #1, crazy.
Fortunately, most plates are fairly revelatory. See this one and you instantly peg the car's owner as a LAB LOVeR. Either the guy is really into that breed of dog or it's Chemical Ali's ride and he's talking about a different kind of lab. Oh, wait, see the paw prints on the license plate frame? So it's settled.
But then you get behind SNOPHLK. That's when the palpitations begin. How long is this one going to take me to figure out? Okay, okay, it's not ShOPoHoLic. Is it SNOw PacK something - no there's an H and an L. Could it be SNOoP HuLK? That makes no sense at all. You check it backwards...is it KilL with HarPOoNS? Of course it isn't. Now my whole day is ruined. No matter what else I'm supposed to be thinking about this is what I'll really be trying to figure out. Grrrr.....
Here we go again. AMESTRK? Is it A ME (or MEan) STReaK? Then the driver is a jackass. Maybe AMy'S TRuCK? Well, it's not a truck, it's an SUV, but maybe? I doubt it. What if it is one of those vanity plates that only has meaning for the owner? What if they are the initials of someones kids or pets or something? Then no amount of brainpower and logic will ever crack the code. This is why this is such a dangerous game. This is why I shouldn't play. Or maybe I just suck at it and both of these plates will be child's play, sorry, CHDSPLY, to you.