I paid my own money...and I filled out that form...
Then I sat there, and brainstormed custom-plate ideas.
At 16 years old, nothing too interesting came to mind. People called me "Crazy Curls" (more like, KrazyKurlz--spelled that way...how lame was that?), so--I ran with the "Krazy" theme...and added the "K8" for 'Kate'. Trying to be all cool like that.
It was so.not.cool.
But somehow, I thought it was.
When it came in the mail I got so excited.
It looked so cute on my mint green toyota tercel (ps: they no longer make this
Until one day...
When I got pulled over by a cop.
He came up to my car, and I rolled my window down.
The first words out of his mouth were, "So---should I call you 'Krazy', or should I call you 'K8'?"
I cowered in my seat.
I realized that my license plate most certainly did not make me out to be the responsible driver I was...er..yea.
Despite that, I kept the plate for years....all through college, in fact.
When I got my first 'real' teaching job, I told Declan I was ready for a change.
I got some random, generic mix of letters of numbers for a license plate...and ya know what? I was happy with that.
Because, I avoided the chance that a student of mine would ask, "So, should I call you 'Krazy' or should I call you 'K8'?"