August 5th, 2004

butterfly

Contrast on the Road

I saw a jeep driving in front of me on my way to work this morning. This first thing I noticed was the vanity plate: MS K8T. Naturally I thought of hannunvaakuna, as she just got a similar plate.

Then I noticed that the license plate area of the jeep was decorated with several sparkley butterfly stickers. The plate had a colorful frame around it that gave the plate itself a rainbow-y hue. It was really the cheeriest-looking back panel I've seen in awhile!

A few minutes later I went to pass Ms K8t, and I glanced at the driver to see what she looked like. Natural curiosity... Well. I was in for quite a shock. It was a small angry-looking person in a baseball cap. I'm not even sure if it was a guy or a very butch woman. Heck, it might have been a surly teenager... whoever it was, it was such a difference from who I was expecting to see that my mind failed to fully register the details before I'd already driven past!

I dunno...if that was the sparkley butterfly-loving Ms K8t, she must be having a really bad day. Either that, or somebody stole her car.