This week has been all about annoying Sticker. Honestly it hasn’t been Sticker's week. She's been the teasing target by F2, Captain and yours truly. Having such an innocent-turned-devilish personality, you can never be sure of Sticker. It's like a little bird tweeting so beautifully then all of a sudden, she's a deadly vulture.
Some good news: So far most of the people we're featuring in the next issue have replied to my emails, sent answers and images – I'm loving it! Can't life be that relaxing and stress-free? Other than the wedding dancing (don't ask), the cookies, and harassing Sticker throughout the week, I'm dedicating this week's post to my one and only, my significant other, my diva, Betsy.
Your car definitely defines your personality. If you're shy, timid and can honestly admit you cannot drive, you wouldn't drive a Hummer H2, and if you're good looking and can 'drive it like you stole it', you need something like an Italian supercar. When you decide on the best machine for you, do not be surprised if you end up spending an hour a week having one-on-one talks with Betsy (you NEED to nickname your car).
There are times where you feel so proud of Betsy especially when the engine starts after four failed attempts. Going up a mountain, a sidewalk and that special 'alone time' with Betsy are moments when you just want to stay driving until the morning lights. With the love you give your car, it can feel like you're driving a Ferrari 458 even though you're driving a beat-up Accord. You feel like the king of the road, intimidating every vehicle around you because in your mind, there's no stopping you and Betsy.
Years have passed, then comes the time when Betsy isn't feeling well. Animal noises start coming out of the engine and the brakes and the radio won't stop playing Taylor Swift. Repairing Betsy gets costly, more leakages are found, frequent tire replacements are needed, and battery issues always come up. Is it time to let go? Does Betsy need to join the other abandoned cars up in car heaven? Taking care of her isn't as easy and painless as before, but there is still a passionate bond between Betsy and yourself which you cannot describe. You just can't live a day without checking that all her tires are ok, and that the lights work and there's enough water for the wipers.
The love between you and your car is one of the most powerful feelings you can have. No matter what happens between you two – from all the arguments, fights and debates when Betsy doesn't feel like going out, you still can't help but smile whenever she roars like a lion.
So what I'm saying here is, don't be so hard on her/him and if she refuses to start, grab a chair, sit down and just talk to Betsy, make sure everything's alright. I mean, we could all use an oil change once in a while. Like Winnie The Pooh says, "Some people care too much. I think it's love".
To end this column, I have to say how absolutely stunning Critic looks and X-Grande Latte isn't looking so bad herself! Good job with the dieting divas!
– Adnan Al Timimi
Adnan Al-Timimi is the only male editor in the female dominated Khaleejesque workspace. Follow Adnan’s column to know more about his unique experience in this unusual territory.