One mom wasn’t going down without a fight after her vanity license was deemed inappropriate. Her hilarious response to the situation has since gone viral.
Wendy Auger, a mom who resides in Rochester, New Hampshire, is a fan of cheeky license plates. She ordered her very own vanity plate fifteen years ago. The plate says “PB4WEGO,” which reads as ‘Pee before we go.’ The phrase is something many parents find themselves saying far too often, especially before long car rides. While she’s always had positive responses from the comical saying, that hasn’t been the case recently.
State lawmakers are currently trying to take Wendy’s plate away, as they find the saying too inappropriate. Wendy was first notified her license was a problem in August when she received a letter saying she’d have to get rid of it. Afterwards, the mother turned to MomDotCalm to explain her frustration.
Wendy expressed that she’s dumbfounded as to how someone could think the plate is in any way inappropriate. Wendy was 1 of 92 drivers who had been informed their vanity plate was being revoked.
"My vanity plate was being recalled and I had to surrender my PB4WEGO plates to the local DMV within ten days," she wrote in the post. "Because it included sexual or excretory (that’s a new word I have added to my vocabulary) acts or functions. For real??!!”
"Peeing is now somehow offensive!" she continued writing. "Especially when you are telling your child that so you don’t have to stop at the gas station two miles down the road … a phrase I said commonly starting 25 years ago and on … hence the plate I got 15 years ago (when NH expanded license plates to 7 characters)."
However, she says that she’s fighting back. Wendy said she was going to write a letter to the supervisor of the Bureau of Registration at the DMV. "I decided to just ask to keep my plate," Wendy explained. "Because it’s not offensive and it’s my right." But she was told her complaint was sent to the legal department and then she never heard back.
When that didn’t work, Wendy went to the media. “After a few days with no word, I contacted the local newspaper and asked if they were interested in hearing about the story. They were,” she continued writing. Days later, after the story began spreading, she was contacted by Governor Chris Sununu who said she could, in fact, keep the plate.
There is one thing Wendy is disappointed about, however- the amount of criticism her case got and the numerous people who didn’t think it was a serious issue.
"As I was reading through some of the comments, it was disheartening to read so many negative people out there who are ridiculing the whole situation and poking fun at how much media this story has gotten. Then poking at the governor because he has more pressing things to deal with."
She continued writing, "They passed some law and somehow I fit into that category and now something that I own, that has been the cause of so many innocent laughs and genuine smiles, is being deemed offensive or vulgar and now I can’t have it.” Wendy added, "I wasn’t going to let that happen," she added. "And even if the governor didn’t step in, I hope that I would have had the same outcome."