They’re better as jackets than they are as life partners.
It was nice when windbreaker went to work with me each day last fall and kept me warm while I waited for the bus.
It was great when it came with me on that camping trip when it rained all weekend.
And, I must admit, that day I got caught in a sudden downpour and I got in the car and found windbreaker curled up in the backseat waiting for me, I was so happy to have windbreaker in my life.
But windbreaker isn’t always there for me when I need it.
The other day when I was trying to feed the kids breakfast and get them in the car for school, windbreaker just sat there. Didn’t say a word, didn’t help at all.
And when my great aunt passed away last July, windbreaker didn’t come to the funeral. The worst part is, it didn’t even offer to come.
All in all, I would say that windbreaker’s been a great jacket for me, but I really wish I’d chosen someone else as my life partner.