We recently decided to get rid of one of our cars. It was 16 years old and had 106,000 miles.
We thought we’d be able to keep it another year or two, but when we were faced with an unexpected expensive repair, we concluded replacement was our best option.
We prepped the car in order to get the best value possible – cleaned it inside and out. We’d always had the floor mats covered with rugs, so when we finally removed them, the mats looked brand new.
I felt proud that we’d taken such good care of our beloved car.
In describing this story to one of my friends, she laughed and said the rugs reminded her of when people would protect their furniture by covering it in plastic. The furniture was preserved, but was uncomfortable to sit on.
She was right. What were we saving those floor mats for? I certainly never got to enjoy them.
That night, we removed the rugs from our other car.
Guess what? The floor mats look brand new. The difference is that I benefit this time.
This seems to be a good analogy for life. Take the plastic off. Throw the rugs away. Take a risk that something might get dirty. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re having fun.
We’ll probably put rugs back during winter but they’re out for now. And it’s a rush!
May the farce be with you!
- Things look better without plastic
- About the AuthorPam Waits has more than 20 years of experience in human resources with 10 years in the top HR spot for mid-sized companies. She currently works as a Human Resources consultant. Additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.Pam is also a writer and humorist, defying the perception that human resource professionals lack a sense of humor. She’s a leader who believes humor is an important part of a healthy business culture and a necessary part of life. If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy.