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Driving in L.A.

December 9, 2013


Driving in L.A. is different than in other places. Yes, there’s the traffic and freeways but there’s also the vanity plates. They let drivers announce to their fellow commuters what they do in the entertainment industry. In L.A., there is nothing more vital than letting perfect strangers know how important you think you are.

Today as I was making my way to the freeway, the vehicle in front of me had a license plate that said: TV REP. I found myself faced with a dilemma. As a writer who needs representation, do I follow them and see if they are taking on new clients and pitch them my animated sitcom or be late for work? They put their left turn signal on and I needed to go straight so it was crunch time. A decision had to be made.

After a frenzied few seconds of mental debate, I decided to get on the freeway and head to work. Yes, you can chase your dreams of Hollywood glory but you still have to pay the rent. Besides, tomorrow is another day to chase the white whale.

Or, in this case, tan SUV.


Mario Turchiarolo

Mario Turchiarolo is a film/TV/and comic book writer. He’s also a foodie who loves to cook and eat. Check out his food blog The Bite at http://the-biteblog.blogspot.com.

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5 Responses to Driving in L.A.

  1. December 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Great observation on the purpose of these things. So true.

  2. December 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Maybe he has a bad TV reputation. Glad you didn’t follow him. If he has to advertise it on his license plate, he can’t be that good.

  3. December 10, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Ha! I never thought of that, Kathy. He was probably on his way to his job at Best Buy.

  4. Kathy Minicozzi
    December 10, 2013 at 12:28 am

    He probably works in an electronics store, selling TVs.

    • Bill Y Ledden
      December 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      I was thinking he might be a TV Repair guy.

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