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09 September 2003 @ 05:07 pm
Reactions to my license plates  
As many of you know (and some of you have seen), I have license plates on my car that say HOGWTS 1. I also used to have HP-themed bumper stickers, but the damn things peeled off and sadly there were none for sale at Nimbus and I haven't gotten my arse in gear to buy some more yet. But I digress. I had another instance of my license plates being noticed yesterday, and I realized that I haven't been dutifully reporting these times to you all as I should. I think that I should and then I forget about it...so now I will tell you the ones I remember.

  • Stopped at a light, mother with child by the hand points out my license plates
  • Come out from work one night to where my car is parked on the street. Just as I'm walking up to my car, a father with 3 kids is walking by going "Look! Hogwarts!" at my plates. Then he stops and peers into the backseat of my car and spies my CD holder, "You see! They have a Gryffindor case! This is a Harry Potter person!" The kids look mesmerized. I walk up to my car and get in, giving the father a quick smile.
  • Yesterday, stopped at a light. A mother is pushing her child in a stroller across the street from where I'm stopped, waving frantically at me. I wave back. She crouches down to show the child why she's waving, and the little girl starts waving to me, too. I wave back as I drive past them once the light changes.

  • I'm probably weird, but it kind of made me feel good, to think that my license plates (via my Harry Potter obsession) make other people smile sometimes.

    Also, am having some stress and panicking over various lifestuffs, but no one is to worry about me, okay? I'll be fine. *hugs*
    I feel: bemused
    That's what she said.: !!!altricial on September 9th, 2003 03:28 pm (UTC)

    *hugs and hugs* I'm not worried, you're the strongest person I know.
    Amychicagoamy on September 9th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
    Hee! That's very cool. :-D

    and I haven't gotten my arse in gear to buy some more yet

    Where does one buy Harry Potter bumper stickers? I'd love one, but I've never seen one!
    Tarataradiane on September 9th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC)
    Heh, I get stuff like that too...especially on the freeway when people honk and point at my plates. The first couple times it happened I thought I had a flat tire or left my gas plug out or something :D
    Sophie: Ode to Hughsophie10 on September 9th, 2003 04:00 pm (UTC)
    Best thing in the world making people smile. You and your license plate are making the world a brighter place :D
    expetesso on September 9th, 2003 07:10 pm (UTC)
    I'm finally used to people tailing me now to read all of my stickers. The smiles and waves have given them away, else I'd just take them for normal Bostonian drivers!

    As for the stress and wibblage... you got my messages. Remember what I said. Take a lot of slow, big, clean breaths of air. And eat a banana. :) And don't worry, anytime. *>:D<*
    the natural anthemtocomfortyou on September 9th, 2003 07:30 pm (UTC)
    Aww, that's adorable! What a wonderful way to lighten up other people's lives for a second.
    God for Harry, Rachet and Saint George!rachet on September 9th, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC)
    My plates say:


    :-) I get some great reactions.