The Magic of Car Washes

Car washes are more than just getting cars cleaned

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The Magic of Car Washes

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Logan Coleman, General Reporter

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     Imagine a ride at an amusement park with a closed roller-coaster car. This car has windows in the front, back, sides, and top. The ride itself entails the car slowly moving into a dimly lit, mystical building while mysterious liquids of all different colors slowly drip over all of the windows. It ends with floppy gray tentacles flapping over the car. In between, you laugh in mock terror at the black tornadoes that hit your vehicle and gaze peacefully at the tranquil water pouring down the windows. This ride does indeed exist but not in an amusement park. It exists right down the road! Car washes are a truly magical, horribly underrated journey.

     The amusing thing about a car wash is that you can imagine you are on an epic journey. It begins with the crossing of the threshold as the car enters another world through a waterfall. Then you are attacked with a bubbly purple substance and must take shelter from the merciless tornadoes that scrape at your vehicle. As you continue your journey you are healed by a rainbow potion and rinsed off. The adventure ends when you decide it is time to retreat back to your own realm as the giant octopus above you bids you goodbye. The car wash is a fantastic way to rekindle your sense of child-like wonder and awe while getting a clean car.

    In addition, the various soaps are just relaxing to look at. Depending on which car wash you visit, you may get one containing all of the colors of the rainbow. The way they slowly drip down the windows almost puts you to sleep. Then the water washes it off slowly and satisfyingly. The best part is that the driver does not need to lift a finger; the rails move the car on its own, allowing him or her to sit back and witness the magic.

     Car washes are surprisingly something that no one talks about. The wonder a person could get from it may seem childish, but it is a healthy kind of awe that our society needs more of. With all of the baggage of the world, a trip to the local car wash is a great way to relax.

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