Thursday, May 15, 2014

Where is Your Gas Tank?



Anyone who has driven a rental car has experienced the frustration of pulling into a gas station and not knowing which side of the car the gas tank is located.  When I recently returned my rental car and expressed the frustration to the attendant, I learned about the gas tank location icon on the fuel gauge.  She pointed out the triangular icon pointing to the side of the car where the gas tank is located.  Why didn’t anyone tell me before! A little thing can make one’s life much simpler.  There is another situation this can help. Many couples each drive their own car when alone but drive only one car when they are together.  Usually one driver drives his or her car when alone and drives the other car when they are together.  If the gas tanks are located on different sides of the cars, confusion and argument can result. I am always in favor of things that reduce potential conflict in relationships. i.e. Two TV remotes (clickers), split movie screen.  What does this have to do with mediation?  Mediation is a gas tank icon.  Mediation can point the way and make life simpler and less frustrating.  As always, you can post any comment about this blog or Divorce Mediation, or just Mediation by following the directions at the right in the green column or at the bottom of this website. Learn more about mediation at CDM (285) 5/15/14