Every year around this time, my preferred radio morning show, Preston and Steve , starts hard-core promoting the 24K Gold-Dipped Rose from a local jeweler. It is, according to them, the be-all and end-all of Valentines gifts. Both of the show's hosts claim that they buy these for their wives every year and by now, the wives have built up quite the collection. The wives, of course, lovvvvve them.
And what wife wouldn't be thrilled that their husband spent $59.99 on this useless, dust-collecting, certifiably-hideous, tacky chotchke? $59.99 that could have bought at least 3 giant boxes of Russel Stover chocolates. $59.99 that could have bought a night out at Chili's, including apps, desserts and fun blue cocktails. $59.99 that could have bought 2 really nice Nars eyeshadows. ANY of which, I would hope, most women would prefer.