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I just reserved flowers at the flower shop on my drive home. I always buy my flowers there. The price for a dozen roses is always $14.99, EXCEPT for tomorrow. They're $34.99.
Guys don't give a crap about Valentines Day, but women do and if I don't pony up the $34.99 I ain't gonna get any for a couple weeks.
The lady I'm dating has been kinda downplaying VD. It's a trap, I know it is. It's one of those tests that women put us through.
I don't understand women. I don't care to understand women. Women understand women, and they hate each other. It's another trap.
It's such a load of crap. It's a holiday solely driven by card companies and flower shops. What other holiday involves that kind of markup? It's not like turkey goes sky high around Thanksgiving. Eggs don't go through the roof around Easter. Guinness tends to actually be a tad cheaper around St. Patty's Day, It's a friggin' scam.
But 35 bucks? you got lucky. I've seen it as high as 75 for a dozen roses in a vase.
It's funny that you should start this thread, because I was just watching this on You Tube a little while ago.
Lewis Black explains why Valentine's Day doesn't belong in February.
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My wife and I BOTH think it is a BS made up holiday, We refuse to "celebrate" it in any way. If we even say "Happy Valentine's Day" to each other, it is followed by smirks, eyerolls and laughter.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
My wife grew up in Mexico. When we started dated all those years ago, she told me that flowers in America were terribly overpriced and she expressly forbid me from ever buying flowers for her.
My wife is a great woman.
this...i have a rare breed of woman that doesn't like spending money on frivolous stuff (she will talk herself out of buying an article of clothing to see if it will be on closeout later).....especially those revolving around a made up holiday designed to make candy and card makers money.
My feelings on VD -
The wife and I agree it's a made up holiday but I refuse to let a free day of bumping uglies go to waste. So we cook a nice meal, she spends monies on nice adult wear and do a nice romantic hot tub soak, massage and we hit the sack for 2-4 minutes and get the deed done. Actually, this is a typical weekend, damn if I ever have kids...
I love Valentine's Day. My husband and I really don't celebrate besides some chocolate. But I like the stupid daycare parties and Valentine crafts. Its usually a fun night at the bar too but I will stay home this year. How could you not like a chocolate holiday?
(Mental note: Chocolate. Don't forget the chocolate.)
If she doesn't like chocolate, she was born a man.
How do you downplay VD? You either have one or you dont. I know she can get a test, but why does she put you through a test? Youre not the one downplaying VD! Here is a VD thought from old Wiser: Wrap it before you slap it. VD is a serious thing, man.
Luckily my wife is the same way. I have always thought Valentines day is a joke made up by Hallmark and Flower companies to make some fat cash.
What ever Mr. stock in penicillin and nix
Great..........now I won't be able to sleep until I see her eat chocolate.
I've already update my Match requirements to date only women who like chocolate.
I've never been a fan. It's kinda like washing your feet with your sox on. It just isn't the same.
Don't worry Wiser wraps his with a sock to add girth so it doesn't do much good.
My GF likes VD but I think its the biggest hack of crap ever created. No reason do guys or ladies need to take a day and show their love and affection for each other, this should happen anyways. There's not reason for me to go out and buy her anything for this regular, normal Thursday. I think she got me a gift, but I'll probably just take her to dinner sometime next week to "return the favor." I hate doing gifts, I suck at them and I really wish she got me nothing.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
Im not a fan either. It was just for the VD joke. I havent wrapped it in years.
It's not liked you've needed to.
Cause your moms all menepaused out.
Not yet. And gross.
Then you might be having some butt chinned Lil brothers.
Here's my plan - she has no idea what is happening.
Instructions for her: Take a nap after work. Freshen up afterwards, but don't get dressed up, keep it casual. I'll be over about 7ish. Have a light snack if hungry.
Bring to her home:
Roses ($35), bottle of Witness Tree Chainsaw Pinor Noir (her favorite since I introduced it to her - $24), assorted chocolates (per Misty - $10 ), take out appetizers from Biaggis's - Crab and Lobster Dip ($9) Fried Ravioli ($7.50), White chocolate bread pudding ($7), fruits from my place - fresh pineapple, strawberries and tangerines, and a movie Red Box (not Redtube) movie ($2)
Can I score on a Thursday at my age?
I'm sure that her response after that will be "...a night with BBR...priceless!"
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