019 has a fit of self expression
When I uncovered my MINI E earlier today I discovered that the License Plate Elves had been busy at my house. Here is what I found:
BLIKSEM is the Dutch word for “lightning” so it seems very appropriate for a car that is powered by electricity.
Now, some of you may wonder how I got the plate so fast (as I have only had 019 for 13 days 20 hours and 27 minutes). You believe the myth that license plates are made by convicts in prisons and then they are distributed by the State whenever they get around to it. In my state (California) this is not the case. We would never let convicts near metal-working machinery as they might hurt themselves (or others). And as our state is nearly out of money all state employees are too busy filling out various and sundry applications (employment, unemployment, retirement, immigration, emigration, etc.) to be able to do anything else (such as responding to applications for employment, unemployment, retirement, immigration, emigration, etc.). Not to say that our state government is at a standstill, if it was, that would be an improvement.
License plates really come from License Plate Elves. I know this, because I have met one. Her name is Megan, and she pushed some buttons and some pictures danced around on a lighted piece of glass and she made our license plates magically fly off of one car and onto another. She can usually be found in a glass box at Bob Smith BMW/Mini in Calabasas. I think she only performs this magic occasionally, and only for people that leave gold coins on her desk and ask politely.
The other symbols on the back of the car are from CooperFlags.com (as is the magnetic holder they are attached to). I think they are appropriate for an electric car. I especially like the warning printed around the electric socket picture (on the right) it says “WARNING: Do not attempt to plug any electrical device into this image of an electrical outlet. Doing so may cause serious injury, which may effect ones ability to drive. Cooperflags is not liable for any injury that may occur.”