I’m a country music fan – but not all country music. Yesterday I was in my car, listening to my favorite country station, when a song came on by a male singer. The music was upbeat and fun, but the lyrics are too much of what I’ve been hearing on country stations lately, about girls liking his car because it’s a 5-wheel drive car. He even bragged about its loud muffler. Even when I was a teenager, I thought loud mufflers were just…loud. And a 5-wheel drive anything does not impress me. Neither does pick-up trucks.
Another male country singer brags about his over-sized tires in a song. I don’t want to insult anyone – but my husband isn’t as nice as me. Not only do over-sized tires cost an obscene amount, when tires are too big for a vehicle, it’s unbalanced and more likely to tip over. So when my husband sees a sees a vehicle like that on the road, the comments he makes about the driver’s intelligence are not complimentary.
And then there’s the song by a young Kenny Chesney about a girl who thinks his tractor is sexy. Another great tune. It was released in 1999, and was very popular. But the reason it’s so popular is that we all know she thinks he’s cute and sexy.
I don’t know any girl or woman who thinks a tractor is sexy. What I think is sexy is a man who gives great back rubs.
Foot rubs are impressive, too.
A man who is an equal partner when it comes to child raising.
A man who likes my cat (even when the cat doesn’t like him).
And dogs. After my brother and his wife got their dalmatian, he found out he was allergic. They kept the dog until it passed away. They didn’t get another dog, but I admired him for keeping Candy.
A man who will call before he leaves work to ask if you need anything at the grocery store.
A man who will take care of you when you’re sick.
What impresses you?