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dumb vanity plate
« on: April 21, 2021, 12:20:24 PM »
I pulled up behind this guy at a red light yesterday and had to take a picture. I think it costs an extra $150 a year for a vanity plate in Texas. I'm sure he thinks it is money well spent.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 01:10:09 PM »
Pretty funny.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 01:32:37 PM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 02:21:19 PM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

Anyone who takes deliberate entrapment as a compliment probably is probably a few assault rifles short of a purge.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 02:31:35 PM »
That's Ron Paul's truck and he's making a commentary on Texas.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2021, 07:51:59 AM »
Wow, that's ridiculous that there's a yearly charge.  A one time charge I slightly understand, but how can you justify that much money just to change your plate?

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2021, 09:24:47 AM »
Back when I was in the car show scene I was paying an extra $35 a year for vanity plate.  Once I quit doing that I paid extra one more time to get OUT of having a vanity plate on that car so I could cut that yearly payment.  With a whole fleet of vehicles those registrations add up to real money in a hurry.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2021, 10:34:29 AM »
Maybe he is a very attractive man and he's using that to stop people from hitting on him so much. He might also have to park in bad neighborhoods and the plate might stop people breaking into his truck... Sorry I can't think of a really good logical reason here. Wait.... Someone lent him money to get out of a scrape and the condition was that he have that plate until the debt is paid back. I could see a controlling parent doing that to their young adult child.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 11:00:34 AM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

Anyone who takes deliberate entrapment as a compliment probably is probably a few assault rifles short of a purge.

who was it that bragged about being the "king of debt"...? 
Name is on the tip of my tongue... douglas... darren... hmm....

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2021, 11:20:52 AM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

Anyone who takes deliberate entrapment as a compliment probably is probably a few assault rifles short of a purge.

who was it that bragged about being the "king of debt"...? 
Name is on the tip of my tongue... douglas... darren... hmm....

Dave Ramsey??? It could be a die-hard Dave Ramsey fan who thinks it's worth the money for that plate to remind himself to pay off his debt. It's all about the emotional connection to the goal, right?

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2021, 12:23:22 PM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

Anyone who takes deliberate entrapment as a compliment probably is probably a few assault rifles short of a purge.

who was it that bragged about being the "king of debt"...? 
Name is on the tip of my tongue... douglas... darren... hmm....

Dave Ramsey??? It could be a die-hard Dave Ramsey fan who thinks it's worth the money for that plate to remind himself to pay off his debt. It's all about the emotional connection to the goal, right?

Maybe he's thinking of Donald..... Duck?

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2021, 12:40:14 PM »
$150 a year? Wow, Alaska is really missing out on some sweet sweet revenue here. I think it's a one time $25 fee for a vanity plate here. Which does have the advantage of lots of clever plates to look for. One of the plate options has a bear in the middle and people have found ways to make that part of the plate.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2021, 04:13:23 PM »
I think itís a brag that he/she is living an affluent lifestyle.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2021, 04:59:24 PM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

Anyone who takes deliberate entrapment as a compliment probably is probably a few assault rifles short of a purge.

Funniest thing I've read all day, TGS, thanks!  On one hand I'd love to use that line, and on the other hand I hope I never have to.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2021, 05:20:25 PM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"
I owe, I owe,
so off to work I go...
Yeesh!

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2021, 07:47:09 AM »
There is a subset of society that believes that more access to debt = more affluence. It doesn't make sense to me, but I see it often. I think the idea is "if they're willing to lend me even more money, I must be doing alright!"

Trump must be in that category. oh- someone already mentioned that : )

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2021, 09:44:59 AM »
Not a vanity plate, but along those same lines I saw this license plate frame a few years back and couldnít help but to snap a photo of it.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2021, 09:49:53 AM »
Not a vanity plate, but along those same lines I saw this license plate frame a few years back and couldnít help but to snap a photo of it.

Would have been funnier on an F-250 Limited short bed.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2021, 10:43:39 AM »
So the thing about IN-D3BT is that can be read more than one way.

Eg, Lovesick season 1 episode 2:

Dylan: Hi, I'm Dylan.
Cressida: Cressida Evans. I recognize you. Are you in equities?
Dylan: No, I'm in debt.
Cressida: Oh? Management or restructuring?

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2021, 02:04:28 PM »
When I was in college many years ago, I went to register my first car (an old Volvo given to me by my aunt). I went to the DMV counter and had the paperwork all filled out for a vanity plate. The grandfatherly guy behind the counter took one look at me, saw "young college student", asked if I was in college, then asked if my dad was paying for my vehicle registration. I told him "yes". He replied: "I thought so, you have no business getting this". And refused to let me do it. Over the years I have silently thanked him many times.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2021, 02:48:28 PM »
When I was in college many years ago, I went to register my first car (an old Volvo given to me by my aunt). I went to the DMV counter and had the paperwork all filled out for a vanity plate. The grandfatherly guy behind the counter took one look at me, saw "young college student", asked if I was in college, then asked if my dad was paying for my vehicle registration. I told him "yes". He replied: "I thought so, you have no business getting this". And refused to let me do it. Over the years I have silently thanked him many times.

While Iím glad this worked out for you, I canít help but but be annoyed at this person.  A state employee has absolutely no business refusing service because of their own personal opinions. Absolutely unacceptable, and illegal.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2021, 07:43:25 PM »
That's Ron Paul's truck and he's making a commentary on Texas.
I saw one around the interwebz that might be more appropriate: