A Close Encounter of the Cupid Kind

Yesterday I went to Sam’s, as if on cue, because rumor had it that they had red tulips in a large, festive red pot for ONLY $21.99.

Once inside, I was surrounded by a throng of panic-stricken males, their eyes ablaze in full pre-Valentine’s Day buying frenzy. Keeping my cool, I decided to take my typical detour through electronics to see “Wassup?” before heading over to the tulip department (I am a guy, right?).

Right there, between the Bose speakers and the iPods, was a full display of various women’s perfumes and cosmetic bags. Over by the 60″ plasmas, a large sign read: Guys, this Valentine’s Day, give her what she really NEEDS.

I managed to escape, bearing only my $21.99 pot of tulips. My beloved was thrilled.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

  1. Jason Bybee

    So, was the Eyegal thrilled about the tulips or thrilled that you made it out of Sam’s sans 60″ plasma? My guess is probably both.

  2. Mike the Eyeguy

    The tulips were a hit, and although I’m not entirely content with our 4-year-old 50″ LCD, she is.

  3. Stoogelover

    I happen to be one of those guys married to a woman (34 years) who would rather we just ignore all the Valentine’s Day commercialism and plan a quiet evening together. Oh, and steaks grilled over charcoal. Or, better yet (I’m being 100% honest here), a Whopper with cheese.

  4. Mike the Eyeguy

    You are one lucky Stooge.

  5. Laurie

    I made the mistake of accidentally stopping by Costco on the morning of Valentine’s Day a few years back. Oh! The clots of panic-stricken men, especially around the flowers!

    It’s funny, we’re not huge on either Valentine’s or our anniversary, but woe be to he/she who doesn’t go all our for birthdays, Mother’s/Father’s Day and Christmas.

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