LETTER RE: REJECTED VANITY PLATE
Thanks to The Smoking Gun and the Freedom of Information Act, I'm worried that any letters I've ever written to government officials (hello, parking ticket appeals!) could be made public one day.
But for now, I am soaking in the glory of the below 1997 letter by Michael J. Merz to the Florida DMV.
Mr. Merz, if you Google yourself and find this post, I want you to know that your letter is full of awesomeness. I know that if I were Fred O. Dickinson, your letter would have persuaded me to change my name ... for the sake of the children.
Personally, I think your phrase "acquiring the whole amount" should be a new slang term.
Person 1: Hey, are you going on a date with your high school teacher again?
Person 2: Yes. Tonight, I hope to be acquiring the whole amount.
The Smoking Gun has more vanity plate-related letters, both regarding complaints about existing plates and letters from people whose requests were rejected. Great reading, I assure you.