Have you ever wished you had more reasons to buy people gifts? Memorial Day gifts from Rowenas - May 17, 2007
Yeah, I didn't think so. I think there are enough opportunities to give gifts as it is.
First, you have the legally required giving of birthdays, Christmas and your spouse's anniversary.
Next you have the social obligation gifts of weddings, graduations and religious milestones.
Then there are the morally required gifts of Mother's and Father's days. Actually, I don't mind these so much - especially since becoming a father myself.
But I could definitely do without Valentines Day. Do we really have to buy our wives a special gift that demonstrates our true love for them? Shouldn't they already know that on a daily basis? Unless of course you're a schmuck of a husband. And then I would think the wife would be insulted. You sonofabitch, you're gonna ignore me all year and then on the one day that Hallmark says you should buy me a gift you think it's gonna make me all mushy-wushy? Well think again loser!
But then you get into the really made up crap. I mean Secretary's Day? (or is it now Administrative Assistant's Day?) Pah-leeze! This ridiculous excuse for a "day" is a total Hall-marketing scam and should be tied, gagged and shot execution style.
I like getting invitations in the mail for events that would normally require a gift, but are held at no place you could ever possibly attend. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon and Jane Doe request your presence in the marriage of their daughter Sally Doe to Harry S. Truman at the Church of Our Majestic Ceilings in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, June 2, 2007.
Or the graduation invite from the kid who bags your groceries down the street.
Hmmm, what do you suppose these people are looking for?
But the final straw came when I received this email the other day.
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
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Memorial Day gifts? Really? Now they want us to worry about buying a gift for Memorial Day? Uh, yeah... ain't gonna happen.
What's next, "Show your tree how much you care. Send it a lovely Hallmark card for Arbor Day!"
On the other hand, if I tell my tree I love it only once a year - I'm pretty sure it won't be offended.
Memorial Day gifts from Rowenas - May 17, 2007