They are designed to make things come together. They work in concert to make the face of fashion a world-wide triumph in good looks. They keep us all from suffering a mountain of embarrassment. Zippers!
Who would have thought this little item could mend so many things, including marriages or married life. That is of course… when they work.
The tongue of a zipper – that little flappy part that pulls it all together – that brings both sides together is very much like that of a successful marriage. Like marriage, it rests at the top and the bottom of the garment of life like the ups and downs of married life. When it is down, it exposes a lot things that you may or may not want to come out or be seen. When it is up it keeps things where they are supposed to be and in proper order. It’s not the all important matter in married life that we discuss what those things are right here right now, but rather that they are in fact contained in a working relationship that defines what a successful marriage is all about.
When I originally thought of this concept to write about, I was actually standing in a short line at the dry cleaners with a pair of pants that had a broken zipper. I recently lost a little weight (thank you… thank you, your kind praises are greatly appreciated) and of course that led to the digging out of some of the old wardrobe items.
Wouldn’t you know it, the very pair of pants I pulled out of the set aside to wear later pile had a broken zipper. So I take them in for counseling.
Anyway, as I am waiting my turn to describe my problem and wondering just how the zipper ended up broken in the first place, I started the ramblings in my mind about married life and how it turns out to be, metaphorically speaking of course, like a broken zipper and how that relates to a successful marriage.
The zipper itself was well in place for holding both sides of the affair as it was designed to, it was only the tongue part that you pull on that was causing the problem… it was missing… so often as it is in a marriage.
The marital tongue has a tendency to control the bad side of the relationship more than the good side. So, with a fair warning… you have to remember that when it comes to zippers whether it is the ups or downs in your married life… mind your tongue! After all, when it is working correctly it is the essence of a successful marriage… a perfect fit.
Yes, I did get the zipper in my pants repaired and they look and fit just great. All I have to do now is maintain the weight with proper diet and exercise and the tongue in my head like the one on my zipper will bring both sides of our relationships together, improve my better looks and make a statement for both fashion and morality.
That little flappy thing of a tongue on a broken zipper can make or break the relationship in your wardrobe just like the controlling arm in a successful marriage, you absolutely need it to pull both sides together.
Don’t wait until things get so out of hand and broken that you put the good things of your marriage aside until you have to take them in to be repaired. Check your tongue often and make sure it is doing what it is supposed to be doing.
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