When I drive around I tend to peer into cars and check out who's at the wheel. It's not an obsession, just a habit. But if I see a car with a vanity plate, I have an inescapable urge to figure out who has the plate "WHY 2K." Part of it is disgust that someone spent almost $150 to give you a 7 character saying and thus wondering what kind of person could be responsible for this atrocity. Then, I just become curious what kind of person has WHY 2K. What motivated them to spend this money? Why is this phrase so important to them? Is it important to them. I almost always end up baffled but amused.

If I ever get a vanity plate, it will read VANITY.