Bribery is Not Dead
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
today I am taking DH with me while I get the car's oil changed and a general check up.
DH used to do it, but his Alzheimer's doesn't let him remember how to get the job done.
Nevertheless, he still balks at the thought of me taking the car to the pros to get it checked out.
SO! I am reduced to bribery.
I bribe him by asking if he wants to go to the Asian Buffet, which is one of his favorites. It is also right across the street from the car place. Handy!
So I will park in the garage's lot, letting DH think it is the best place to park, hand in my keys to the technician (they know about Ted) and then walk him across the street to the buffet. The technician always greets him by name ("Hi Ted! I'll just park this car for you so you don't have to walk as far to the restaurant"), and DH doesn't get all upset over leaving the car.
That garage is wonderful, and has the very BEST people working there! Even Bella, the receptionist, always manages to come out and say hello to him. Bella is stunningly beautiful, so Ted likes that a whole lot.
The downside is the buffet. I do not like Oriental buffets much at all. It is always such a struggle to find something that isn't fried in oil. Their salad bar is a meek one, too. But DH thinks the place is wonderful because he can get the sushi.
I don't do raw fish, so sushi is not for me. I begin with soup and try to get filled up with that.
Ah, the lengths I go through with my bribery game! But you know what? If it works, don't fix it!!