Reading Dandy's post over at Spontaneous Clapping, about her difficulties choosing a Twitter name, reminded me of this story:
My dad's father always used to say, that what is supposed to be will be. Shortly after my grandfather died, my dad got a new truck and decided on a vanity plate. To remember his dad he wanted it to say "Supposed to be", but of course that wouldn't fit. He shortened it to "Supzed2B." Every time I saw it, all I could think was "'S'up, Z?" Very homeboy, but not really what my dad was going for. Then one day, he and my mother were sitting in a parking lot, having a Major Disagreement. About 20 minutes into this "discussion" someone knocked on his window...
It was a lady, who, when he opened the window, said "I can't stand it anymore, you have to tell me what that license plate is supposed to say!" :-D
Now his plate says "Sposd2B," or something along those lines. Much easier to decipher!