So, let’s have a little fun and check out the ways in which women just love to bash men. Please guys keep reading, I’m on your side and besides how many gifts have you given to a woman vs. how many you get in return? I bet the scale is tipped in your favor!
First, the writer assumes men do not know when Valentine’s Day is. REALLY? What world is she living in – does she not know that Ignorance is Bliss? Her men are playing stupid. They know what day it is, they just don’t want YOU to know that they know.
Mistake #1 is getting a store bought card. Hey, I’ll take it! As long as he at least signs his name, the fact that he went into the store, stood in front of the card display and CHOSE a card, put the card in the envelope, licked it shut, and gave it to me on the right day, that’s a heck of a lot better than nothing!
Of course I would enjoy a hand-made card with a hand written note about how amazing I am – FROM MY MOM!! I like my man a little tougher on the inside, so bring on the store-bought card!
|This is how the hubby and I share cards ALL THE TIME!|
Mistake #2 is letting a bear do your bidding. Granted, I haven’t gotten a stuffed animal since I had teen tacked on to my age, but hey, if he wants to give me one, I’m not complaining….. I still walk through the amusement park waiting for the day to carry a giant purple ape on my shoulders for the entire world to see. Wouldn’t people think my man was so cool spending all of his money on a new corner-of-the- basement filler?? Seriously, I have to agree with this one. Stuff the stuffed animal and give me a big ole bear hug instead, but I doubt most men even consider this one anyway, but if they DID, it's sweet.
Mistake #3 is that men declare Valentine’s Day is a ploy for consumers. I believe she has this confused with Sweetest Day which IS a ploy for sure. I am pretty sure that most men, no matter how they really feel make an effort on the day – of course trying to find a restaurant to get even your big toe in is a feat even the best of men can’t accomplish. Honestly, any day in February that has an ounce of romance ticks my box of “celebrated”.
Mistake #4 is sharing the day with your blackberry. Is she talking about herself or her girl-friends? Last time I looked, WOMEN are the majority culprit here. I can guarantee I will get a verbal I Love You before I ever get an electronic one. This is totally a female thing - “I texted the hubby something raunchy, that should take care of him for the night.”
Mistake #5 is expecting HER to make the plans. Yeah right! If you leave it up to us, we’ll hem haw about it for days!!! The mistake men might make here is asking for our opinion. We know how to manipulate the situation so that he is making the plan but we have complete control.
And finally, last but not least on the man-bashing list is under dressing. YEP you read it right. If I walk in the door and the hubby is in a suit, sure, I would be a little curious. Let’s see – we are going to court, a funeral, a wedding or he has a meeting at work. None of which are romantic.
All kidding aside, I’ll agree to this one slightly. It does make my heart go pitter pat to see the hubby dressed special for me, but he certainly has never been told to do this. Most men get it. No worries.
So ladies, we might need to take some pointers because I am pretty sure my gift giving romantic skills are just as lacking if not worse than my man’s.
Dress nice, no teddy bears, no store bought card, have a plan, ditch the blackberry and don’t poo-poo the day.
When is Valentine’s Day??