We’ve all heard the Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars analogy, as well as my favorite, because it involves food, Men are Waffles and Women are Spaghetti. And of course we all know a major difference between men and women is that men are more visual than women.
Never is that point driven home more for me than when it comes to tires. I have never had a woman mention to me that the air in my right front tire is looking low. Or ask when was the last time I had my tires rotated. Women do comment on what I’m wearing or notice that I’ve recently had a haircut. But not once has a women commented on the status of my tires. No, I leave the tire maintenance reminders up to the men in my life.
One day last week my friend Eric told me I needed to have some air put in my right rear tire. Then on Sunday he reminded me again. He reminded me cuz I keep forgetting to do it (kind of like remembering to change my oil). Then Tuesday night another friend mentioned it needed some attention. Fortunately he had a tire pump, or did he call it a compressor, at his house so he did it for me.
Neither one of the wives of these men noticed that my tires were in need of attention. Fortunately though for me their husbands did. So all you wives out there listen up, cook your man a nice dinner, give him a big kiss and whatever else that may lead to and say thank you. He may not do the dishes or take out the garbage without being asked but I bet you never have to remind him to put air in your tires.
Question: Do you procrastinate with car maintenance?