Yesterday I was stuck in traffic behind a car with the single strangest vanity license plate I've ever seen. It simply read, "FETUSES."
Huh? I've seen plenty of vanity plates since I moved to Nashville, most of them clearly cutesy names for publishing companies, but this one stumped me entirely. Was this person a fertility doctor? An anti-abortion activist? A pro-abortion activist? A black-market fetus salesperson? Just a fan of particular stages of human development, whose other car perhaps has a "ZYGOTE" tag? There were no other indicators -- bumper stickers or whatnot -- to provide context, leaving me to puzzle idly about it for the last 24 hours. So please, if someone could explain this to me -- including Mr. or Ms. "FETUSES" him- or herself, if you're out there -- I'd appreciate it.
My former favorite vanity plate, regrettably, now gets pushed to the #2 spot: I was once behind a car with a plate that just said, "MARRIED." I could never sort out if this was supposed to be a boast, a complaint, an explanation or a cry for help.