I want to thank Lexus for reminding us of the true magic of Christmas. It’s not so much about the celebration of our families, the reflection on our religion, or the reminder of the beauty of life as seen through the eyes of a child.
No, it’s more about impressing someone with a brand new car. If you have the money to do it, then great for you. However, most of us shouldn’t be purchasing new cars for each other, especially if it comes with payments. You already know how I feel about car payments.
Want to know what would happen if I walked out to find a new Lexus in my driveway on Christmas morning? I would imagine it would go something like this:
Me: “Oh wow, who got a new Lexus?”
Wife: “You’re the best husband any girl could ever wish for… I bought it for you.”
Me: “Haha. No seriously, did you let the neighbors park it in our driveway.”
Wife: “You’re just so awesome, and you don’t deserve to drive around in a ten year old Volvo.”
Me: “I realize I’m awesome.”
Wife: “I wasn’t serious about the awesome part; but seriously, your Volvo sucks. The turn signals don’t even work.”
Me: “Hmm. I’m not sure how to take that.”
Wife: “What’s wrong with you… I just bought you a new car, and you’re not happy.”
Me: “Oh, you actually bought it? I was hoping you stole it or won it as a prize. How are we going to pay for it?”
Wife: “You aren’t reacting like the guy reacted in the Lexus commercial. You suck.”
Me: “How are we supposed to take control of our money if we have car payments?”
Wife: “Did you really say Nurture the Money Tree?”
Do you know someone who received a new Lexus for Christmas, or is Lexus just reminding us that all of our non-Lexus gifts are crap?!
So, if you’re reading this, beautiful wife, sorry for dashing your dreams of a new Lexus for Christmas. But seriously, my wife is really awesome and wouldn’t ever entertain the idea of me buying her a new car for Christmas. Maybe someday when we’re rich babe :).
Check out a parody of the Lexus video below… it’s pretty funny, but it went in a different direction than I expected!