Friday, June 30, 2006

My Car...My Wife...My Stuff
I am married to in my opinion the most wonderful woman in the world, she is adorable and gorgeous...that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. We've been married 19 years and have two gorgeous daughters, I truly am a blessed man. With all of that said, can someone explain to me why my wife feels the need to clean out my car when she gets in it? It's not trashly, maybe some clutter from time to time, spiritual things like CD's and Cassettes, an occasional book gets left in there, maybe a wrapper from my breakfast bar, and every once in awhile a water or Coke bottle...nothing life threatening! A few weeks ago I obtained the long sought after phone number of a pastor that has poured much into me. In 1983 I went to his church for a three day weekend youth revival and left three weeks later, 29 saved or restored and 31 filled with the Holy Spirit, it was an incredible move of God. This precious man touched my life in a way I cannot begin to describe. Over the years we've both moved and some how lost touch, after years of searching I obtained his phone number and that of one of his children, had it written down on a piece of paper and left it in my car. It has been there for weeks, not bothering anyone...until today! I got into my car a few minutes ago and noticed it wasn't there...when I got home I asked my darling wife where it was...it was in the trash! Augh!!! She pulled it out suggesting that I write the information down on something else, as my paper was a bit tainted from where it had been. I really do love my wife, but could some married person help me understand her need to clean my car...I don't clean hers!

6 comments:

Jesse said...

Pastor Neil, Pastor Pastor Neil, It could be that inbred, God ordained and given desire to simply want to clean! Just Kidding! I think it should be looked upon as a blessing. I know there are millions of guys out there, myself included, who would love for their wives to clean out their own car too, and hey, why not really surprise us and put gas in it when it gets below the red line, rather than tell us the car needs gas, and we drive on vapors, praying in the Holy Ghost, that we make it to the station! So with all due respect, keep the important things in the ashtray, and let her keep cleaning it out, thats one less chore for you, and one giant step for men everywhere!

Darrell said...

Amen Jesse!
What I would give if my wife (or my kids) would clean up after themselves in the car. It is like it is just understood that you leave every mess imaginable in the car so dad has something to do. Count your blessings and guard those things you hold dear by putting them up.

Amy said...

obssessive ,compulsive disorder!!!heehee how do i know ?? takes one who has it to know one!!! lolololololol

Neil said...

I just can't believe you guys!

Amy, what are you doing up so late?

Amy said...

LOL, niel im a night owl, i just cant sleep at night!!!

Barbara said...

My thought is 'when in doubt, ask'. But, my husband would say 'throw it out'. :) If he cleaned my car, he'd throw everything out. IF I clean his truck, I'd ask him before throwing out phone numbers. He keep's them everywhere! But, he eventually puts them in this little worn out notepad!