Customer Rejects New Van Because 'BJ69' Number Plate Is Too Rude
Imagine - it's the big day, you're off to collect the sparkling new van of your dreams, and then, there it is, your very own number plate... BJ69.
For those of us with a sense of humour, this combination of letters and numbers would only improve the special new van collection day. But it turns out the customer in question wasn't happy with the BJ-mobile and rejected it, going home vanless - a man without a van, the magical day ruined.
A spokesman for Vanarama said the man was due to pick up his new van, a Nissan NV400, at its Birmingham showroom last week, but he turned it down 'cause the reg plate was 'too rude'.
The spokesman said: "A Vanarama customer was left stunned after DVLA issued a 'BJ69' plate for his brand-new van.
"He rejected the brand new van as the number plate was too rude."
The DVLA actually has an extensive list of banned number plates - which makes for quite amusing reading. Basically, you aren't allowed anything deemed offensive, discriminatory or sexual... hence Vanarama boss, Andy Alderson, was a little perplexed as to how BJ69 slipped through the net (if you've made it this far and don't have a clue what BJ69 means, then go ask your mum/dad).
Mr Alderson said: "Oh dear DVLA - a customer of ours rejected their van yesterday because they weren't happy with the number plate that was allocated to them.
"BJ is the prefix that has been designated to our dealer in Birmingham by the DVLA - thankfully we quickly sorted this for the customer, but will it be the last?
"Every year the DVLA make a song and dance about censoring naughty number plates, but somehow they've decided 'BJ69' isn't too much."
Mr Alderson continued: "While we've got a sense of humour about these things, one of the reasons our customers love Vanarama is because a brand new van is the best way of making a good impression with clients.
"Given this, we can understand that some customers might have some concerns about a number plate that looks like a quote from the Kama Sutra.
"We'll be raising this with the DVLA."
LADbible has contacted the DVLA for comment.
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