thanks, but no thanks
charles schulz -charlie brown
i’m sure glad the holiday gift-giving season is over. while it’s been good for business and it has helped the stores to stay afloat during this hard economic times, it has sank men into the throes of despair.
you see, if there’s something that gives a man the chills, it’s the idea of buying a present for a woman. it’s becoming to be an almost impossible task. it seems that whatever he gives her would end up in disappointment.
in the time of our fathers, giving a woman jewelry was a sure winner, but not in this time and age.
he buys her jewelry and it’s either too cheap or too expensive, it’s either too simple or too fancy and too elaborate, or the chain too thin or too bulky for her neck. he simply can’t win.
he buys her something personal and intimate and what comments do you think he’d get? “you know, i can buy this for myself”, “did you buy this for my mom?”, or “am i getting fat?”
it’s a sad fact of life that women tend to read between the lines even when there’s nothing between the lines. you call that women’s intuition.
how about a gift card from her favorite shop? you may think he can’t be wrong with that, but i’m afraid it won’t do either. he’d likely be chastised for his lack of effort and creativity.
although experience tells men not to buy anything for womankind, they never learn. they’ll keep on making the same mistakes in their attempt to please them. why? well, folks, it’s simply because they can’t live without them.