Ok, you have to chuckle a little at this. A 70-year-old retired teacher needed new license plates. The DMV mailed her the plates, and when she opened them up she was quite surprised. The plates weren't "vanity plates." These were randomly issued by the state of Minnesota.

The plate number is PLS - 069. Now if you don't know what that means, I'm not going to be the one to tell you. But if you know, you know.


I saw this on my Facebook feed. The woman (who I'll keep anonymous for privacy concerns) is from my hometown and I've known her my whole life. She's got a good sense of humor and found this quite funny. She posted the question to her friends, "Can license plates be exchanged?"

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She got quite a few comments, most of them were from people having fun with it. "At least it's polite?" Others encouraged her to keep the plates as a good icebreaker. Others mentioned that they have had to change plates because of the number 666 on it. That's kind of a bad omen, isn't it?

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Can you exchange license plates?

In Minnesota, you can get new license plates if you don't like the numbers or letter combinations. You can request a standard license plate with a different number by visiting a DMV location or submitting a request online.

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Minnesota has offered personalized plates for years, and they even offer specialty plates that support different causes. Just last year, Minnesota announced they would be offering "blackout" license plates. Those have been a hit with motorists paying extra for those.

She's not sure if she's going to exchange them.

You need new license plates every 7 years in Minnesota. This woman isn't sure if she's going to keep her PLS 069 plates or not. I guess we'll just have to see if they are on the road.

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