Sunday, March 18, 2007

Have A Glass Of Wine And Relax

[Posted by reader_iam]

Talk about uptight.
Glenn Eurick's 1996 Mercedes has had the license plate reading "merlot" for 10 years. He says the plate never got a lot of notice until the Utah Tax Commission told him last week that he had to remove it because the state doesn't allow words of intoxicant to be used on vanity plates.

Six or seven-letter words like liquor or whiskey probably wouldn't make it through the state screening process before the plates are issued. But merlot did and Eurick was fine until an anonymous caller told the state that merlot was also an alcoholic beverage.
Oh, the intoxicating power to legislate anything--and to whine "anonymously" to the state over trivia.