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February 08, 2007

Guess Who Gets the Fanciest Valentine

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --


I say wives get the fanciest, most-expensive Valentine cards.

How do I know? Why, I just finished shopping for Nancy's card and noticed that the ones at the card shop with the "Wife" tags tended to be larger in dimension, had more pages or more elaborate folding, and had the fanciest tip-on stuff. And I imagine that they tended to be the most expensive as well.

Okay, I'm talking tendencies or averages here. I don't doubt that some of you might turn up a super large / elaborate / expensive card for Mother, let's say. But still...

If I'm correct, then why is this so? Because the last thing most sane husbands want to do is short-change their wives on Valentine's Day. So if they aren't quite willing to fork over big bucks on flowers or a gift, then the least they can do is produce a top-level card.

And the greeting card companies are obviously on to this.



posted by Donald at February 8, 2007


OMG, Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Thanks for the reminder. Time to ... do something. Hmm, chocolates, flowers ... A snazzy meal out usually works. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on February 8, 2007 9:33 PM

Valentine's Day . . . that comes in February this year, doesn't it? (Call me cruel, but that's my usual comment when my wife brings the topic up; but as long as she gets plenty of chocolate she tolerates it.)


Posted by: Narr on February 9, 2007 11:37 AM

Wives get the fanciest valentines because husbands are investing in an ongoing relationship -- and they will have to live with the fallout if they signal disregard by failing to be alert to such niceties.

All very rational.

Posted by: Lexington Green on February 10, 2007 1:20 PM

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