Sunday, June 21, 2009

Why Wash Your Car?


Harry never washed his cars. I remember when I was a kid, we used to write things with our finger in the dirt on the car sometimes. He didn't care. For one Father's Day, my husband offered to wash my dad's car for him and he didn't even want Gerard to do it. He just said, "I don't need to wash it, I just wait for the rain to wash it off." He didn't want Gerard "wasting" his time washing it either. I really cannot recall one time when my dad washed his own car or even went to a car wash. Although I only remember washing my car once myself, I did go to the car wash now and then. My husband loves a clean car and likes to wash it himself every week. In the winter though, he'll run it through a car wash. He does mine for me too.

8 comments:

BeadedTail said...

How funny! I don't like washing cars but I like clean cars so can't imagine waiting for the rain to wash a car. My dad cleans his cars so often they still look like the day he drove them home new from the car lot with not even any dirt in the wheel wells!

Joel said...

This is really refreshing. Like your father, I have never voluntarily washed my car, inside or out. It has at times in my life been a point of contention with my parents, my bosses and my significant others. I have at times been forced to concede to it being washed, but always under protest. Its nice to know that there's someone else as adamant as I about not washing their car.

Mountain Woman said...

Got to say I'm like your Dad. I just wait for the rain to wash away the grime.

Sue said...

I wash it. The salt they put down in the winter here will destroy your car, if you don't wash it off once in awhile.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Beaded Tail: My husband hates a dirty car so the fact my dad never washed his was sort of unsettling for my husband. He couldn't believe it!

Joel & Mountain Woman: Thanks for letting me know you don't wash your car either. Here I thought my dad was the only one!

Sue: Oh, we have salt in the winter too but my dad just always bought used cars and as long as it ran, he was happy. Never much cared how much rust was on it.

Endurci Celibataire said...

I guess I'm one of those who really like a clean car but I don't like to go and have it washed myself. Somehow I keep postponing and secretly wishing that my husband will do it for me this time too!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest! What a sweet tribute to your father to start this blog. My Dad's 75th birthday would have been yesterday. I miss him everyday. We should all appreciate our parents the way you appreciate yours.

So glad I found your blog. It brought a smile to my face.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Stopping by from SITS. I love the layout on your blog. Very nice.

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