Last month my girl and I had a dispute that showed me another key benefit of taking classes online. It all began when I had to drive to attend a special seminar at the local college campus for a month. Now the whole argument started because I was coming home unusually late from class those evenings. My girl seemed to think my late returns meant something in addition to the lecture might be taking place; she began getting a little edgy about it. I explained to her that my trips back from the campus were slowed by glare traffic delays, but she didn’t seem to think that was a valid explanation. So the next time a traffic report came on the TV news I called her in so she could hear the newscaster attribute the cause of the morning traffic jam to the glare that forced drivers to slow down when they were driving into the morning sun on the way to work.
Well she accepted this when she heard it on the news. But I was surprised by her next action. The following week a package arrived on my doorstep; it contained a delivery of new sunglasses from Oakley. My wife had decided to help me cope with the traffic problem by using a Groupon promo code to get me some new sunglasses to deal with the glare that might affect my driving. And I must confess; these were some really nice stylish aviator sunglasses! They looked good and they really helped me see when dealing with the traffic.
However, that brought on another brief dispute; it seems my wife got a little concerned when she heard some of her friends in the neighborhood comment on how attractive I looked when I was wearing those new Oakley aviators while outside in our yard or sunbathing outside on our deck. She recently banned me from wearing the aviators around the house anymore; she says it affects my ability to differentiate the flowers in our garden. And now she insists that I do all my studies online, and she finds reason to come along whenever I go to do research at the campus library. Fortunately, I enjoy having her around, including those times when I’m wearing my favorite sunglasses!