Monday, November 28, 2005

The Perks of Being Married

My 2nd anniversary is tomorrow, and I still haven't gotten my wife a gift.

I know how this sounds, but believe me, I'm really not that absent-minded. I knew November 29th was coming up. Mrs. V and I have been trying to make plans to get away to a little Bed and Breakfast for our anniversary. I knew our schedules were bad, but I figured I could surprise her and sneak her away this weekend. Unfortunately, the professors at UT had something different in mind, because there is no way Mrs. V can afford to lounge around this weekend, with finals and projects looming around the corner. Mrs. V and I consulted our calendars yesterday, and I quickly came to the conclusion that the soonest we could get away would be the beginning of next year.

So my problem is: Can I count a trip in January as an anniversary gift, even though our anniversary would have long passed? Or, am I still obligated to get my wife a gift?

I personally think that the trip still counts, but a few guys at the office have informed me of the error of my ways. Supposedly, a gift only counts if it's given within two weeks of a holiday. I could run off to the mall and get her a gift, but I hate malls, especially during the holiday season. As much as I love my wife, it'll take a lot more than a 2nd anniversary to get me to brave a Dillard's at this time of the year.

Yep, it looks like Mrs. V will be getting a bag of mints and some ice cream sandwiches from the CVS around the corner this anniversary. I know it isn't romantic, but as I've told Mrs. V countless times, you don't have to be romantic when you're married.


Blogger Don Tate II said...

You'd better discover, or Ebay otherwise Ms. V is gonna be sleepin' in that bed alone, and you ain't gonna get no breakfast.

11/29/2005 8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on man, you can always order online and have it delivered the next day. don't count on doing it cheap too.

11/30/2005 11:30 AM  

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