I’ve been thinking this past weekend about all the different blog posts that I’ve written on here. I don’t regret writing any of them, they’re mostly about windshield and car care after all, but I have realized something they all have in common. They all either ask you to do something or strongly suggest that you should be doing something you are not already doing.
Of course, I understand that is the point of these posts, to inform or suggest, but I do have a confession to make…
I don’t always follow my own advice. Shocker, I know.
But that’s exactly what I want to discuss right now. Following our own advice as much as we expect others to. Even though “Do as I say not as I do” is super fun to say, it’s not realistic.
What I’m Slacking On
Wipers. Countless times in various posts, I have said to check your windshield wipers, clean them, and repair them if needed before monsoon season. Yet what have I done? Absolutely none of that. I practically forgot they even existed!
Cleaning. I understand your shock and dismay, but who wants to clean their car? Mine isn’t filthy, there’s no junk or clutter in it, but it still makes me quite the hypocrite considering how often I’ve said people should clean out their cars. Yet I still haven’t. I plan to, but not now.
Preparing for monsoons. I realize I wrote about this not that long ago, and in my defense, I do have general emergency gear and supplies in my car (tools, jumpers, flashlight, etc.) but I have almost nothing that could help me in a rainstorm. No umbrella, no raincoat, no boots, not even a bottle of water. I should be ashamed of myself, but I feel more apathetic about all this now.
What a hypocrite!
Woah Woah Woah! No need to call names! I’m not saying these things aren’t important, they are, I’ve written about them countless times, but lethargy can be an upstream battle. I get so lazy sometimes, we all do, and I either forget or just don’t want to do things that I should; like replacing windshield wipers.
What’s my point?
A fair question and I’ll tell you. I am not writing this to let you know I’m a lazy person who doesn’t listen to his own advice, no that would be weird. I’m letting you know that despite all the advice I have strongly recommended you follow, it’s perfectly fine if you haven’t.
The various auto tips and maintenance I discuss are all great to do and might make things easier down the road (pun not intended), but I’m not going to hunt you down if you haven’t. Because I haven’t either. This doesn’t make you useless, it just makes you human. Life gets in the way of little things we should be doing and that is perfectly fine. If you can follow the tips I’ve suggested in the past, then please do, but if you can’t or don’t care, then by all mean don’t stress yourself out more than you already are.
But do check your wipers every now and then. Happy adventures!
A: B. Delamater