Now I’m not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but a great number of number plates which have the number “8” or multiple “8s” is often owned by an Asian!
I took this photo as I came out of an Asian restaurant and I had a good laugh to myself because all the plates had various combinations of the “8” some with “888” others “008” , “168”, “128” or something similar. I know you cant see it but I just had to take a photo of it. There were more cars around the other side which had heaps of “8s” on their plates.
I was having a conversation not long ago with a drafts person and he was saying that he had some Asian clients who required most of the measurements on their drawings to have “8” in them. Which made his job rather challenging. So he asked me “What’s up with that?!”
The number eight signifies prosperity to the Chinese and the number four signifies death. So you’ll very rarely see a four on a plate unless it is in a certain sequence with an “8” So, when you’re out and about driving next time pay attention to the number plates of the car in front or parked beside you because if you see an “8” or “88” or “888” in there somewhere , the car would no doubt belong to a Chinese!!
But its not just number plates, its house numbers, phone numbers …..even the number of kids! (just kidding about the kids)
Here’s a thought, take a drive into Chinatown, where ever you are in the world and let me know what you notice about the number plates.