This past weekend I traveled to Orlando to speak at the PRSA International Conference. I haven’t been to Orlando since high school and it was great to stop by for a day and talk social media. I’ll admit though that the most memorable moment didn’t happen at the conference but outside it.
Sunday afternoon I arrived to the conference hotel with some lovely people from Booze Allen Hamilton who were hosting me for the day. As we walked across the lot we spied a car with a personalized license plate, which started a conversation on the practice.
Those that know me know that I have some pretty unique plates that I’m proud of. After mentioning my own vanity plates one of the hosts pulled out her phone and produced a photo of my car.
“Is this your car?”
I did one of those surprised reactions where you run away while laughing. She had a photo of my car on her phone! She revealed she also lives in Arlington and snapped it earlier this year when she was out to eat with her husband. The two use the photo in text message convos. Instead of answering a text with the word yes, they would instead send a photo of my car.
I didn’t realize my car was such a celebrity.