Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Do you have your gift picked out? Have you bought your card? If we watch T.V. we know that in order to “show” our love we must spend money. Why is this so? Well, so that advertisers can sell us the perfect jewelry, coat, candy, flowers, etc. If we don’t buy something spectacular our loved ones won’t know that we love them. I’m I right?
Of course not. We should know better, but the commercials keep on coming. According to business, the only way to show our love is by spending money. If I were to get my dearest wish fulfilled, my husband would take my poor filthy car to the car wash. I’ll even pay for it. Going to the car wash is one of those things that I do, although I wish I didn’t have to. I have this horrible phobia about it. First, I think I’ll somehow miss the tight turn into the car wash bay; the next fear is that I’ll put my car in neutral either too soon, or too late; then I fear that somehow I’ve forgotten to close all the windows and I’ll get the soap inside the car. At the end, I’m afraid that I’ll either put the car into drive too soon or too late. So, as you can see, going to the car wash is just an unending phobia for me. I actually get to the point where my hands shake when I give the really nice guy the money. I think they feel sorry for me, as I’m sure that my face looks like I’m going to pass out from stress. All this over a car wash!
So, maybe this Valentine’s Day, we should think about what our loved ones really want. Is it the candy and flowers, or is there something else that we could do? Of course, I’ve gotten my husband, son and daughter candy. But, I say, “They like candy.” Me, I’m waiting for my car to be washed.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and share the love!