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It's not that I don't love each one of you, it's just that I wouldn't come right out and say it like this. By using quotation marks in the title I'm able to avoid any emotional connection.
It makes me wonder what kind of a person would drive a car with "I LUV U" plates, as seen heading west on I-94 between Brookfield and Waukesha Friday night. It also makes me smile.
The plates could have been a figment of my imagination. Who would come right out and tell everyone, even the wreckless drivers, that they love them? Someone who is always optimistic and forgiving, smiling and helpful?
Or maybe it's just a guy out to pick up chicks?
Do these plates offer a certain additional level of safe travel? Would some maniac in a hurry, riding your bumper, be as likely to flash his brights at you and cut you off if he saw that someone in the car ahead loved him? In a hurry he may not even notice the plates, but if he did he just might be reminded that a real person with real feelings is behind the wheel. Use caution.
Is the car driven by a minister? That's a likely scenario. Man or woman? What does the kind of car say about someone with "I LUV U" plates. How about the way they drive?
I know I'm over-thinking this and reading too much into it, but if someone said they loved you wouldn't you want to know more about that person. Or maybe, like I said, I imagined it. It could have been a sign from above: Jesus loves me!
As for my frame of mind when I saw it? Coming home from a 13 hour day, a day when one more person at work was fired, after one of the worst weeks in my years of working, I was ready for a sign. I was ready for a "God loves you." I don't care if it came on a license plate, I needed it.