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rick s.
02-14-2007, 03:40 PM
So I'm on my way to work this morning and since I'm late anyway thought I'd stop at Sees Candies and buy some goodies for the wife & kids & co-workers. It's really busy (as I'd expected) and I'm waiting in line and it's going really slow. 10 or 15 people behind me and two or three in front of me.

My phone rings and it's my wife. She says "what's that noise?" I tell her that I'm at Sees Candies and she tells me that I'm stupid for going there today & waiting in line. What motivation!! At least I'm there...

A really friendly guy in front of me is buying alot of stuff. Four or five boxes of custom-picked candy, 7 or 8 boxes of off the shelf stuff, and 17 (I kid you not) gift cards. It takes a long time to program the gift cards, and we are all patiently waiting. It seemed like it took about 20 minutes once he started being helped by the cashier.

As he pays and picks up his stuff, the cashier says "sir, next year when you come, please ask someone else to help you". We all that were waiting about fell over. I guess the stress of selling candy was just too much...

Any other humerous stories?

Maristar210
02-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Not me. Manufactured Holiday, one notch above sweetest day.:rolleyes:

I ain't buying no damn flowers, I ain't takin' no one out to dinner either.

I hear a jewelry store advertisement this week that states "your wife can go onto our website and pick out what she likes and then we'll e-mail the request to you and you can print it out, bring it with you to the store and purchase exactly what she wants"

Is it just me or is this a load of crap bullseyed and removing vast quantities of money from my wallet?

How's that ??????????????

betsy&david Harrison
02-14-2007, 03:54 PM
yes it is! David and I just write a letter to each other about our life together. Once in awhile he will pick up an inexpensive set of earrings but nothing extravagant from either one of us. Sometimes I throw a Love Party...we get together and eat and drink. I usually make a chocolate raspberry truffle heart cake, but not this year. Happy Day all:D

Kyle's_prostar205
02-14-2007, 03:58 PM
I broke down and went to Jared Jewelers and baught a diamond necklace and we are cooking steak tonight for dinner. I like to keep it simple but still show her I care. Plus it may buy me a few brownie points for the future! :)

jraben8
02-14-2007, 04:04 PM
This also my wifes birthday so it pretty much trumps anything Valentine's related and she's just fine with that as long as there is a card at least acknowledging the fact that it is Valentines.

Sodar
02-14-2007, 04:05 PM
I got good news to all my fellow males.... they are trying to invent a Holiday to counter Valentines Day!!!! Click here (http://www.steakandbjday.com/) to learn more!!!

Kyle's_prostar205
02-14-2007, 04:09 PM
That's awesome Sodar! I vote for that holiday!!!!!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-14-2007, 04:14 PM
Not me. Manufactured Holiday, one notch above sweetest day.:rolleyes:

I ain't buying no damn flowers, I ain't takin' no one out to dinner either.

I hear a jewelry store advertisement this week that states "your wife can go onto our website and pick out what she likes and then we'll e-mail the request to you and you can print it out, bring it with you to the store and purchase exactly what she wants"

Is it just me or is this a load of crap bullseyed and removing vast quantities of money from my wallet?

How's that ??????????????
:worthy: Staristar my friend, we must be bruthas from different muthas!:toast: I agree TOTALLY! what a fabricated bunch of horse pucky!

Just because a bunch of retailers benefit from it, lets all go overpay for some flowers, candy, dinner, gifts, and whatever other crap they want to sell us......NOT!

I know, I am a hopeless romantic. This **** just ***** me off! Christmas is bad enough, over commercialized BS, but V-day is TOTAL BS!

maristarman
02-14-2007, 04:31 PM
It may be a "fabricated bunch of horse puckey", but it's sure been around for a long time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentines_day

Not saying you have to buy into the commercialization of it, just trying to point out its not a "totally" fabricated holiday, unlike, say.........


Kwanzaa.

TMCNo1
02-14-2007, 04:49 PM
Told the wife last night I loved her and told her again this morning and asked her where she wanted to go eat tonight. She said she was going to get her hair cut after work and said the Double Meat Whopper @ Burger King she had Friday night was good enough for her and we would just nibble on snacks tonight. I just love that 105 lb hunk of burnin' love! Every time JoAnn does her hair she comes home a different woman. Ain't life grand!

Ric
02-14-2007, 05:11 PM
Not me. Manufactured Holiday, one notch above sweetest day.:rolleyes:

I ain't buying no damn flowers, I ain't takin' no one out to dinner either.

I hear a jewelry store advertisement this week that states "your wife can go onto our website and pick out what she likes and then we'll e-mail the request to you and you can print it out, bring it with you to the store and purchase exactly what she wants"

Is it just me or is this a load of crap bullseyed and removing vast quantities of money from my wallet?

How's that ?????????????? yep, but I will be in line with those purchasing sappy cards

I got a call earlier this afternoon steve. apparantly the flowers I sent were received and I hit ANOTHER home run! don't fight it pal. It's alll gooood.

TX.X-30 fan
02-14-2007, 06:44 PM
Cooking dinner for the wife tonight, hope to get a head start on sodar's man holiday (no pun intended) :rolleyes:

atlfootr
02-14-2007, 07:38 PM
Com'on ppl, show the :love:

milkmania
02-14-2007, 10:52 PM
Told the wife last night I loved her and told her again this morning and asked her where she wanted to go eat tonight. She said she was going to get her hair cut after work and said the Double Meat Whopper @ Burger King she had Friday night was good enough for her and we would just nibble on snacks tonight. I just love that 105 lb hunk of burnin' love! Every time JoAnn does her hair she comes home a different woman. Ain't life grand!

did I read that right????

you're going to let her eat a 6 day old burger:eek3:

TMCNo1
02-14-2007, 10:55 PM
did I read that right????

you're going to let her eat a 6 day old burger:eek3:
:uglyhamme Not quite, She said the Double Meat Whopper I bought her and she ate Friday night was a good enough Valentines meal. I just love that 105 lb hunk of burning love!

tex
02-14-2007, 11:02 PM
The beautiful Ms. Tex got me a great new cowboy hat to wear to the lake this summer!

milkmania
02-14-2007, 11:02 PM
:uglyhamme Not quite, She said the Double Meat Whopper I bought her and she ate Friday night was a good enough Valentines meal. I just love that 105 lb hunk of burning love!

kinda scared me thinking about eating a 6 day old burger:rolleyes:

bcampbe7
02-14-2007, 11:02 PM
Just bought each other cards... She actually made me a card that was from her and our 5 month old son. Very cool!

I bought flowers for her a couple weeks ago, and do so randomly throughout the year. Flowers are so much better when they least expect it. ;)

Her b-day is Friday so I need to come up with something for that pretty quick. :D

Leroy
02-14-2007, 11:08 PM
My wife's birthday is tomorrow.......Good luck!

Just bought each other cards... She actually made me a card that was from her and our 5 month old son. Very cool!

I bought flowers for her a couple weeks ago, and do so randomly throughout the year. Flowers are so much better when they least expect it. ;)

Her b-day is Friday so I need to come up with something for that pretty quick. :D

shepherd
02-14-2007, 11:22 PM
So, my co-worker was telling me this morning about her lame *** boyfriend who sent her flowers the day after Valentines Day last year and how stupid that was. So, I called the florist today and asked if they could deliver flowers to my wife and the woman said no, but we can deliver some tomorrow. Not wanting to be STUPID, I went to the local florist and picked up some flowers. :rolleyes:

When I got home, we cooked dinner: fresh jumbo gulf shrimp with mango and basil, Maryland style cream of crab soup, roasted asparagus, and a bottle of sparkling wine.

east tx skier
02-14-2007, 11:29 PM
yep, but I will be in line with those purchasing sappy cards

I got a call earlier this afternoon steve. apparantly the flowers I sent were received and I hit ANOTHER home run! don't fight it pal. It's alll gooood.

I'm with you. Had the roses waiting for her when she got home last Friday. I'd ordered her a few things I knew she wanted. Not jewelry, but stuff she really needed/wanted. Gave here a card this morning and told her I loved her. She got home early tonight and had picked up dinner since the babysitters were booked. The next thing I new, the doorbell rang and she's letting the masseuse in. 45 minute massage for each of us. Dinner afterwards.

It's a two way street my friends. It's been a great day.

JohnnyB
02-14-2007, 11:52 PM
I"m in SC today and my wife is in WI. Fly back 1st thing tomorrow morning and then family time in the WI Dells for the rest of the weekend.

Stopped yesterday on the way to the airport and sent wife candy and card, and 7yr old and 4yr old daughters cards....hope they got there today :D

Just rolled in from the bars so I can sleep for a couple hours and get on a plane.....

TX.X-30 fan
02-15-2007, 02:47 AM
I'm with you. Had the roses waiting for her when she got home last Friday. I'd ordered her a few things I knew she wanted. Not jewelry, but stuff she really needed/wanted. Gave here a card this morning and told her I loved her. She got home early tonight and had picked up dinner since the babysitters were booked. The next thing I new, the doorbell rang and she's letting the masseuse in. 45 minute massage for each of us. Dinner afterwards.

It's a two way street my friends. It's been a great day.




That's what its all about, never enough days to tell our hunny's how much we care about them. You are the man for telling it like it should be.

Ric
02-15-2007, 07:49 AM
J
I bought flowers for her a couple weeks ago, and do so randomly throughout the year. Flowers are so much better when they least expect it. ;)
keep that up and we'll be reading of another little bcampbe on the way :D

Maristar210
02-15-2007, 07:53 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-15-2007, 08:23 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Agreed Staristar.....agreed.....

Ric
02-15-2007, 08:35 AM
wait ump, 210 is mad about the commercialism, are you, or are you simply well... cheap?

Ric
02-15-2007, 08:36 AM
maybe frugal is a better word

pilot02
02-15-2007, 08:58 AM
I thought this was pretty good from Hallmark....

http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ecard%7C10001%7C10051%7C713427%7C-2;-102001;11441;-102250;69053%7C%7CP1R1S%7Cnull

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-15-2007, 02:15 PM
wait ump, 210 is mad about the commercialism, are you, or are you simply well... cheap?
I think the whole thing is just BS, thats all. the concept of a predetermined day that you are supposed to be "romantic" and do all these rituals that are conventional is weird to me, especially when its conducted with a "romantic" theme. I think couples should do nice things for each other throught the year. maybe bring home flowers at random to surpize her, or a unplanned dinner out at a nice restaurant, or a small gift for no reason. things like that show true romance and feelings. Of course I dont do any of that either :o (look under the UMP user manual under: Cheap) But the whole Valentines day thing is BS. 4th of July, now thats a Holiday. It means something. as does Memorial day and Labor day. those holidays have meaning. V-day is just a commercialized bunch of nonsense used to make money.....rubbish! Its as bad as christmas commercialization. bah humbug on it all!

Ric
02-15-2007, 02:30 PM
I think the whole thing is just BS, thats all. the concept of a predetermined day that you are supposed to be "romantic" and do all these rituals that are conventional is weird to me, especially when its conducted with a "romantic" theme. I think couples should do nice things for each other throught the year. maybe bring home flowers at random to surpize her, or a unplanned dinner out at a nice restaurant, or a small gift for no reason. things like that show true romance and feelings. Of course I dont do any of that either :o (look under the UMP user manual under: Cheap) But the whole Valentines day thing is BS. 4th of July, now thats a Holiday. It means something. as does Memorial day and Labor day. those holidays have meaning. V-day is just a commercialized bunch of nonsense used to make money.....rubbish! Its as bad as christmas commercialization. bah humbug on it all! Valentines day isn't a holiday

SkiDog
02-15-2007, 02:48 PM
It may be a "fabricated bunch of horse puckey", but it's sure been around for a long time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentines_day

Not saying you have to buy into the commercialization of it, just trying to point out its not a "totally" fabricated holiday, unlike, say.........





Kwanzaa.


You mean like MLK day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Sodar
02-15-2007, 02:52 PM
Valentines day isn't a holiday

Don't sugar coat it Ric!!

Ric
02-15-2007, 03:02 PM
why do I feel like the miracle worker here?

Maristar210
02-15-2007, 03:27 PM
why do I feel like the miracle worker here?

I ain't getting sucked in and if you know me I am not cheap I just have never cared for someone or some tradition telling me I have to do this and I have to do that.

It's like community service, at least to me, not that I know8p

All the dudes trying to get some on Valentines day fill up the nice restaurants. The ones they do not ever go to because they have never chosen from anything that did not have a dollar menu 8p

Lest we forget the flower shop where roses 14 to 1 days before the V-day are double in price, now that the holiday is over back to $29.99 for a dozen long stem with baby's breat, a vase and delivered.

You see its the retail raping I refuse to be sucked into. We'll go out to dinner next week and the people who rolled in from the trailer park for a once a year night out will be long gone.

Am I a bastard when it comes to this crap? Your damn right I am.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Staristar, you may be a bastage, but your my brutha! I am not getting sucked into that bogus retail extravaganza either.

I bet Hoosier did though. I bet that ol softy Hoosier bought the lovely Lisa a case of Coors light for V day! (I bet Hoosier would sure like to know what Lisa gave ME on Valentines day! :cool: )

Ric
02-15-2007, 04:15 PM
who called you a bastard ?
I ain't getting sucked in and if you know me I am not cheap I just have never cared for someone or some tradition telling me I have to do this and I have to do that.

It's like community service, at least to me, not that I know8p

All the dudes trying to get some on Valentines day fill up the nice restaurants. The ones they do not ever go to because they have never chosen from anything that did not have a dollar menu 8p

Lest we forget the flower shop where roses 14 to 1 days before the V-day are double in price, now that the holiday is over back to $29.99 for a dozen long stem with baby's breat, a vase and delivered.

You see its the retail raping I refuse to be sucked into. We'll go out to dinner next week and the people who rolled in from the trailer park for a once a year night out will be long gone.

Am I a bastard when it comes to this crap? Your damn right I am.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-15-2007, 05:29 PM
who called you a bastard ?
He called himself a bastage, cant you read Ric?

First we have Rod's typing issues, now your reading issues.....:rolleyes:

suedv
02-15-2007, 10:35 PM
I agree with Steve. Valentines day is a silly waste. I would much rather have the money to buy plants for my garden in the spring than have cut flowers that someone else grew for a "hallmark holiday" and die in a few days in my house.

I didn't feel good last night... asthma, prednisone, tired... I was most happy to stay home.

shepherd
02-15-2007, 10:53 PM
When you're married, every day is Valentines Day! :love:
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(well, actually, some days are more like Halloween :cool: )

Workin' 4 Toys
02-15-2007, 10:54 PM
Today was a better day than Valentines day...:D