Wendy Auger is a bartender and a mother of four children from Gonic, New Hampshire, and she will be allowed to keep her beloved vanity license plate, which she’s had for the past 15 years after her state governor intervened on her behalf.
The mom received a letter from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles which informed her that her plate that reads “PB4WEGO”, or “Pee before we go” (which is a phrase that all parents are familiar with) was being “recalled”.
The mom of four told Inside Edition that that’s what she tells her kids when they’re about to leave to go anywhere, and that’s what inspired her for the plate. State officials, however, said that she would have to give the plate back due to a ban on plates referring to “inappropriate or excretory acts or functions”.
Auger was left upset and confused by the news, and she says that she was “pissed” (pun intended) of the ruling on her plate. She says that every time she’s driving, she gets people taking photos of the plate, laughing, and waving.
Some of her friends decided to take it to Facebook and spread the message about the issue. The post was shared thousands of times, and eventually grabbed the attention of multiple media outlets. As it turns out, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu saw the post, and stepped in to save the plate from the DMV’s ruling.
Sununu said a few days ago that when this was brought to his attention, he reached out to the Division of Motor Vehicles and strongly urged them to allow Wendy to keep the license plate she’s had for the last 15 years. He told the Boston Globe that he even left her a message on her phone to share the good news that her plate will not be recalled.
Auger took it to her blog to share her thoughts on the matter after the post gained a lot of attention, and she wrote that even though a license plate is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, her fight wasn’t just about the plate, but about her rights.
She wrote that it was more about the government coming to her and taking something that was hers, that she paid for legally, and they wanted to snatch it from her for no reason.