Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eh Gimme a Baker's Dozen

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.


Emily said...

Ding ding ding. B's mom has a bunch of wooden roses that her dad gave her. B likes them, I think I've told him enough times that they're "not my style" that he won't go that route. But really, eyeshadow anyday.

Lisa said...

If I ever received this as a gift, I would be pissed. I think that every time they say it, and I'm glad someone else feels the same way.

Isrut said...

haha! my sister got one of these from her fiance last year. She thinks its ugly but is too nice to tell him the truth.

She has many years of them to look forward to.

Sarah Mahalo said...

shoot...I hope they take returns.

Watchin' Hitch Poppa Pump said...

Hey Ladies!!! What ever happened to," It's the thought that counts?" If women would be more direct in what they want from their man,they wouldn't end up with those stupid tokens. Happy pre-Valentine's y'all!!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Talk about some kind of fugly. I'd be horrified if I got one!

LizzieBeth said...

Oh my god, THANK YOU!

This screams, " I don't know my wife well enough to get her something she'd actually like, so I'll just get this"

Ugh. Tacky.


bethany said...

You are right on. I always think these things are disgusting, unoriginal and weird. I dislike them entirely.

Thanks for spreading the word to men everywhere that just because it's gold, doesn't mean we want it. Try harder, dudes. Try harder.


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