My parents have this "thing" with clean cars. They obsess over it. It is pretty annoying. My dad spends all weekend long "detailing" and washing cars. I'm that person who pays $20 once a month or so to get my car washed. I just don't have the time.
My mom will literally not drive her car if it is raining. She's will say, "It was just cleaned, I don't want to get it all messed up". This is the story of my life. Well, I'm quite busy. I don't have the free time to spend 2-3 hours washing and detailing my car. It would take at least an hour to vacuum all the goodies that Angry Toddler leaves in his carseat, yuck!!
Well last weekend, I parked under a very nasty tree at work. It's an olive tree, but evil birds like to sit it in. My car was ATTACKED! It looked like something puked all over my car. I saw olives and bird poop all over it when I came out of work that day. It looked like that olives fell from the tree, the bird had eaten olives and spit them all over my car, and the birds pooped out olives. I went straight home after work, and didn't wash it off. Once again, busy working mom.
Well the next day, my mom drove by my work. YES, she does that. She lives 5 minutes away. She completely lost her mind. She was shrieking about my car. Like I didn't know about it. I got off work at 5 the night before, picked up Angry Toddler from preschool, and went home. I think relaxation and sleep is a priority after working 10+ hours. I think she called me at least 5 more times throughout the day, bitching about my car, and "what people will think of me".
I got my car washed that night. Angry Toddler had some spare change, ok like $6 in his pocket. We went through the drive-thru carwash at the local gas station. I kid you not, at 8:05 the next morning, my mom started calling me AGAIN. She asked, did you get your car washed, do you need me to take it to the carwash, does daddy need to detail it?
Woman!!! The car got washed. Relax!!!