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Your license plate number? I can remember the first three letters of my current plate but never the four numbers. I do, however, remember my very first plate from 40+ years ago. 330 TXG.

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I had mine memorized and then the state sent me a new plate, bastiges, I had that plate for at least ten years.

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1 minute ago, Razors Edge said:

Yep - both mine and my wife's.

That's sick.  Just no right.

 

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Listen, we all have limited memory.  Experts tell us that we only use 10% of our brain... hogwash.

I know there is just so much space up there and the amount of space seems to be getting smaller every year.  So why would I want to clog that space up with useless crap like my license plate number.  The last time I needed to know my license plate number was, well............... I can't remember.  Just more evidence of useless information.  I do remember that when I have needed to know the number I walked behind the car and.............. there it was.  I think it's still there.

 

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I have 3 vehicles and 2 trailers.  That's 8 plates.  I can't remember that many.  I think there's some "T"s and "l"s and at least one "6"

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They let us keep our plate number if you want. It's a source of pride for some people. The lower the number, the longer you've been here. I've lived here longer than you. It feels like the star bellied Sneetches. Some are single or double digit. Four digit are the commoners.

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11 minutes ago, 12string said:

I have 3 vehicles and 2 trailers.  That's 8 plates.  I can't remember that many.  I think there's some "T"s and "l"s and at least one "6"

But the sets of two on the 3 vehicles are the same! So only five numbers!

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7 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

But the sets of two on the 3 vehicles are the same! So only five numbers!

Look, I just told you I don't know what they say, how am I supposed to know any of them are the same?

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I remember WoW’s because it matches our house number. 
I remember the last 4 of my work car because we have a few near identical vehicles in the fleet. 
I used to remember my pickup, but it changed a couple years ago and I don’t now. 
I don’t remember the Miata’s, but if they call out about a red Miata, I will probably be on my feet before they read the plate number!

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5 minutes ago, groupw said:

but if they call out about a red Miata

"Would the owned of a red Miata now parked under a tanker truck, please report to the information desk."

 

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47 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

Experts tell us that we only use 10% of our brain... hogwash.

 

That's been substantially disproven, yet the myth persists.

 

As for the OP, yes on the truck (I frequently have to give it to security personnel), most on the ManVan

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Just now, 2Far said:

That's been substantially disproven, yet the myth persists.

I don't remember hearing that.

 

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Back in the olden days with the credit cards that were run manually they always put your vehicle license number on the slip. I was driving home from a Florida vacation and stopped for gas. A kid that appeared to be about junior high age pumped my gas. He told me to write my plate number on the slip. I told him I didn’t remember it but it’s on the plate on the back of the car. The kid disappeared and several minutes later a mechanic crawled out from under a car he was working on. Washed the grime off his hands and came out and wrote the plate number down. I felt bad after that, I could have walked around the car and wrote it down. I couldn’t believe this country still had people that were illiterate. I wonder how he did with people that paid in cash?

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4 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Back in the olden days with the credit cards that were run manually they always put your vehicle license number on the slip. I was driving home from a Florida vacation and stopped for gas. A kid that appeared to be about junior high age pumped my gas. He told me to write my plate number on the slip. I told him I didn’t remember it but it’s on the plate on the back of the car. The kid disappeared and several minutes later a mechanic crawled out from under a car he was working on. Washed the grime off his hands and came out and wrote the plate number down. I felt bad after that, I could have walked around the car and wrote it down. I couldn’t believe this country still had people that were illiterate. I wonder how he did with people that paid in cash?

This is how I know mine, or knew mine.   You would go to the gas station, fill up, attendant would walk out, read the pump, slide some numbers on a credit card imprinter and then make an impression of our charge card on a carbon receipt.  You had to put your license plate down for some reason.  I guess to prove it was you or was not you?

I think they kept an account and dad paid it each month, not even sure it was a credit card.  Not sure about this.

 

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I have it as well as my wife’s license plate # saved in my notes in my phone. Most beach parking is by kiosk, no more feeding quarters in the machine and you need to enter the plate #..  

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10 minutes ago, 2Far said:

The brain has a lot more capacity than you would think. Dr. Ben Carson performed the first successful hemisphere- ectomy on someone who’s one hemisphere was causing seizures so bad the patient wasn’t expected to survive. When they came out of the sedation they were alert and talking normal and the had a complete recovery with only half a brain.

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21 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

The brain has a lot more capacity than you would think. Dr. Ben Carson performed the first successful hemisphere- ectomy on someone who’s one hemisphere was causing seizures so bad the patient wasn’t expected to survive. When they came out of the sedation they were alert and talking normal and the had a complete recovery with only half a brain.

Yeah, but they walked around in circles drooled about a gallon/hour and ran a bicycle forum.

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16 minutes ago, 2Far said:

Yeah, but they walked around in circles drooled about a gallon/hour and ran a bicycle forum.

That’s not nice.

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6 hours ago, Kzoo said:

"Would the owned of a red Miata now parked under a tanker truck, please report to the information desk."

 

Riding a bike has made driving the Miata better because I know who and what to watch for and who I can expect to not see me. But yeah...

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7 hours ago, Kzoo said:

Listen, we all have limited memory.  Experts tell us that we only use 10% of our brain... hogwash.

I know there is just so much space up there and the amount of space seems to be getting smaller every year.  So why would I want to clog that space up with useless crap like my license plate number.  The last time I needed to know my license plate number was, well............... I can't remember.  Just more evidence of useless information.  I do remember that when I have needed to know the number I walked behind the car and.............. there it was.  I think it's still there.

 

Stack overflow.

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My Mustang is easy.    07 GT.  

I got it when it was new.  I couldn't believe it was available.  :)

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6 hours ago, Dottles said:

So who's this @Tim Burr guy? He is an old timer, no? Haven't seen them around in awhile.

Corrected for accuracy.

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