Who'll have the last white and blue license plate?
Just received my registration renewal forms from the DMV. There are three options: Renew for $53.50. Renew and get the "new" blue and gold plate with a new plate number: $78.50. Or, the third and final choice, renew and get the new plate with the same old number: $98.50. Ninety-eight fifty! Give me a break.
I haven't backed or fronted into any frozen snow banks or parking lot concrete blocks lately, so my current plates are not cracked, bent or in any way noticeably damaged. I am not inclined to donate an extra $35 of my income to our dysfunctional state for the privilege of changing plate color. I placed quote marks around "new" above, because the blue and gold are just a retread of the old combination.
And I resent have to practically double the cost of renewal just to keep my old plate. It's tempting to have one less new thing to have to remember. But to be honest, I'm never sure I correctly remember the plates I have now. And so long as I have a key that makes the car honk at me, who cares?