I was driving through a 4 wheel drive event a few
months back when I noticed the side of a Jeep CJ and it read - Jeep
… the other woman.
I started to think about it.
Then it dawned on me how true this statement may be.
(I apologize to other wheelers who don’t drive Jeeps.. this
may apply to you as well – simply substitute Toy or Scout or
whatever you drive for Jeep). Think about it from this
have to save money to take care of “it”.
On a weekly or monthly basis you do more work “repairing”
or “upgrading” your 4 wheel drive then most people spend
maintaining their cars in a year.
You plan for bonuses and what new addition you will have for
your toy. Other than
food, clothing and the occasional bouquet of Roses… who gets more
stuff during the month; your jeep or your wife?
“It” has a place in your family. “It” may
even have an allowance (see previous paragraph).
I know “it” sleeps in the garage while other lesser
vehicles have to tough it out on the driveway. If you have kids they
all know about; they know that “it” is yours and not to touch it.
In fact I’ll bet your wife rolls her eyes at the mention of
the word “Toy”. In
fact I would bet that hour by hour and month by month you spend at
least ½ your free time in the garage massaging and pampering your
jeep… How much time did
you spend last month pampering your wife?
plan vacations with “it”. “Do
we have to go to Margaret’s this year?
Wait can we do that and then sweep over to Paragon Adventure
Park on the way back?” – note: Paragon Adventure Park is 600
Miles in the wrong direction! What
you take with you becomes very important in the relationship – as in
“It’s the CJ, that table AIN’T gonna fit.”
I know you ain’t a real jeeper if the following words have
never come from your wife “All right, but I’m done sleeping on the
ground. You better
reserve a hotel if you want me to go!” Not that this is a bad thing;
it simply becomes a fact that you don’t want to leave home without
the jeep. However I would
bet that there are many a 3-day weekend that you and the jeep take a
little trip and the wife stays home with the kids (or in my case she
sends them with me too!).
You can’t really explain to anybody who “it”
is. You have tried and tried to tell your co-workers about it. They
just look at you with a knowing grin (that says you should be
committed) and shake their heads.
They honestly want you to compare their BMW and Lexus SUV’s
with yours. They
just don’t understand, they like their elevated station wagons.
You will drive 800 miles in 2 days with at least one
12 hour straight stretch of driving to spend as little as 6 hours on a
trail; mostly working on someone else’s jeep; then turn around the
next day and drive the 800 miles back… (The 6 hours must have been
worth it). Try explaining
that to your divorce attorney…
What more proof do you need?
Jeep … the other woman. Need I say more!?
- Shawn Pagan