Let’s say it’s a Sunday in June. In fact, let’s say it’s the first Sunday of the summer. Pretty nice out. You have some options. Which of these to do you choose:
a. You live near the Jersey shore and have some very nice beaches at your disposal. You hop on the Garden State Parkway, pick an exit and before you know it, you’re wiggling your toes in the sand while The Daughters hunt for sea shells.
b. You drive into New York City to attend the Make Music New York festival. You select one of the hundreds of outdoor performances that are part of a day that spotlights the city’s rich mixture of musical taste.
c. You have in-laws who have a spectacular built-in pool in their back yard. It’s never crowded. It’s quiet. There’s a very comfortable floating mattress. You even have a mother-in-law who will occasionally hand you a fudge pop as you float by.
d. You get a steam cleaner and you spend the day cleaning every carpet in the house. Your hands become raw from repeatedly spilling carpet cleaning solvent all over them and your back hurts from lugging a steam cleaner up and down two staircases.
Answer: It’s d, of course! What are you, a complete idiot? Don’t you want clean carpets?!