You can hear loving words whenever it pleases you

Family Matters

September 05, 2004|By Susan Reimer

Hello, honey. How was your day? I am so glad to have you home alone with me.

"The house is clean, the dinner is ready and I am committed to give you whatever you need.

"I want to make you feel like a queen in your own home."

Are you aching to hear those words from your man?

You can cure that ache with a CD from Internet entrepreneur James Wilson, producer of Amazing Instant Mate.

"I am just crazy enough to believe that this CD can comfort lonely people," said Wilson of Redmond, Mich.

"You can tell by the millions of people going online looking for love. People want to feel wanted."

Just pop in one of his CDs (there is a version for men, too), and you will.

It isn't raunchy. It is barely sexy. But it contains the kinds of kind words women -- married or single -- are waiting to hear.

"It is important to me that you know that I am deeply concerned about your feelings," the voice-over artist intones.

"I just want to say how much I appreciate and respect you for the person you are. And how this world is a better place with you in it.

"And how proud I am to have you in my life."

Wilson wrote the script himself.

"People find that hard to believe," Wilson said, somewhat defensively. "But I ran it by my wife."

"I have had some people ask me where the hot stuff is. But I just wanted something that would encourage and uplift single people who are lonely."

Not to mention married people who are lonely and in need of affirmation.

"Married people can use this CD as a training tool in a committed relationship. They can learn to modify their behavior," he said.

"I feel like I have found my best friend, my soulmate, my lover and my princess."

The CD has been out for only a couple of weeks, but Wilson said sales are brisk.

"I was shocked to find that 90 percent of all my customers are women. I thought that the men would go crazy for this.

"Maybe it is pride or something. Maybe they don't want their guy friends to know they are listening to this."

I asked Wilson if he had considered a CD containing all the things you'd like to hear your children say to you at the end of a hard day.

Perhaps something like: "Mom, I know how much education means to you and I tried my hardest at school and, you know, it worked. I got all A's."

Or perhaps: "Here, Mom. Let me clean up the kitchen. You've had a long day, and you cooked."

Or something in the voice of an older child. "Mom, you were right about him. He's a loser and I should have listened to you."

And "Mom, everything I am in life, I owe to you. And it is about time the whole world knew it."

Even a simple "Yeah, sure -- no problem" would work wonders for the parent who is longing to hear those words from a child. Personally, I'd settle for the sound of a garbage can being dragged to the curb.

Wilson laughed and said he thought the idea had promise as a gag gift.

I told him he didn't understand how much parents need love and comfort, even it if it comes out of headphones instead of children.

Amazing Instant Mate CDs, male and female version, are available on www.amazing instantmate.com for $3.99 each, plus $3 shipping and handling.

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