I was not there when the exchange happened.
Something happened that prevented me from witnessing it.
It didn't actually mean much to me. There was no feelings of expectation, anxiousness or regret.
Well....maybe a slight tinge of regret. After all. the next 5 years of my life was going to change forever.
So, when hubby came back with it...in the middle of my dinner, what more, I didn't hurry out to welcome it (or him).
It didn't help of course that boyboy was clamouring all over me wanting a few more bites of my spaghetti as well.
But eventually I decided I should show some enthusiasm towards it and get to know it better. Boyboy didn't agree to this diversion of attention.
WSR 820 did not look as impressive in my car porch. It looked better on the road when I could see its medallion grey on the move, like a knight. When I was inside, really, the colour does not make much difference.
I mean...it was still just a it!
Now, there are many 'small' things I pray for. Like this number that came with it. No...I didn't pay for the number. I just prayed for it.
But hubby's prayer in this matter was slightly different. He said when we were about to sleep that he felt really sad when ADN 2516 left him standing there alone with WSR 820. He prayed that ADN 2516 would find a good owner who would take care of 'him'.
I was surprised, he didn't call it a 'her'. I thought all cars were guys' mistresses? :) But maybe this car was mine, that is why.
When he said that, it really made me realise.
ADN2516 has indeed served me really well. And I had not done my part in taking really good care of it. And I had no feelings whatsoever too when he left.
I can imagine how hubby felt. Watching ADN2516 turn round the corner, departing from our lives forever.
He is somewhere in Ampang now. I hope he will be beautified and someone warm will take care of him for the rest of his life.
Now....WSR 820....he is the new visitor in our lives....one which requires a monthly allowance for the next 5 years. I hope he (I might as well call 'it' a 'he') will enjoy his stay with us and also serve the family well. I should treat him better than I treated my ex. They do deserve more, don't they!
Is a car really just a car and just a car?