Today I drove by about a half-dozen street vendors selling Valentine's Day gifts. The gifts consisted mostly of assorted cheap, waxy chocolates and a small stuffed animal sitting on plastic grass in an Easter-type basket and wrapped in heart decorated cellophane.
If you're giving a gift like this for Valentine's Day then one of two things is probably true:
- Your loved one already has low expectations of you.
- You don't really love the person at all but are astute enough to understand obligations.
I'm not sure what this kind of gift says. Probably something like:
"...I hope this gift is convincing enough to make you think I really care."
"...I love you very much, here's a gift...I hope you like crap."
"...oh you're welcome, it was nothing. Seriously, I mean it."
If you can make this holiday work, then I'm happy for you. For the mobs that see it like I do, well....we don't have sex much do we?