This blog is a way for me to share hard learned lessons about money with those who are just starting out on their own. I hope it's a way for you to avoid making the mistakes I made, and to benefit from my experiences

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Annual Flower and Greeting Card Extortion Day - A man's perspective

Otherwise known as Valentine's Day.

I hate Valentine's Day.As a man, you are absolutely obligated to buy your wife or girlfriend flowers and a card, and usually a present. Of course, on this day, flowers are easily twice as expensive as normal. I haven't priced it, but I bet the Valentine's Day cards are more expensive than other cards too.

Then of course, there's dinner out somewhere nice.And what's the benefit? After you've paid this extortion, you've fulfilled your duty. Any other day of the year and you get extra credit for doing the above. Today, it's just to stay out of the doghouse.Not only that, but it's a woman's holiday. Men don't want gifts on Valentine's Day. Where's the equivalent holiday for the men? None! We don't get any. How about a holiday where the woman is expected to buy her man a new tool or gadget or take him golfing. And if she doesn't, she's in the dog house!

What a jip.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really is sad that more men don't know this, but we would just LOVE it if you wrote us a Valentines Love letter more than any $4-6 card!

3/13/2007 10:37 AM

 

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