Wednesday, December 23, 2009
time for the regular rant on this two sided shit I have to put up with.
Here we are at Christmas time again and the great double standard that I am married to raises it’s ugly head.
For 20+ years now it has been the same thing over and over again.
I look for that one special gift. I am thoughtful and I plan and save and always go a step above and beyond every year for my wife for Christmas.
Yes I am tooting my own for a bit here I deserve it.
I am damn thoughtful!
Every year my wife gets me one step above a gift card.
For instance, and this was classic, last year I got her a beautiful diamond ring of her own choosing (amongst other things)
I got floor mats for the car.
I am very well aware that it is the thought and not the gift that counts but sometimes its nice to know some thought went into the gift!!
I am not hard to shop for. I am really good at pointing at stuff and saying “I want that for Christmas” (even if it is Carmen Electra, but I digress).
I have asked for the same 2 things for about 6 to 7 years now.
All Star Wars movies on DVD
All the Star Trek Movies on DVD
Not that hard? They even sell them in packages, second hand and ½ price.
I get stuff that “we” can use or that she wants me to have.
I even had to buy my own Birthday present with the money given to me by my employer for turning 40.
I got a 42” flat screen TV for our bedroom to replace the 20 year old 20” we had been using.
That was it.
Received nothing from my wife and/or kids. BTW: just so you know, The kids I don’t blame, they are kids. They could give me a hug and a drawing and I would feel rich as a king.
When I asked my wife what I was getting for my birthday (the next day, of course, since I spent the day waiting for something to come that never did.) she said “I already got it, it was the TV I bought.”
I think I have covered all this ground before, I know I have in my head.
I always feel like a cad and a heel even considering it because I am not a materialistic kinda guy.
I feel no need to keep up with the Jones’s or always have the latest and greatest.
I don’t spend that much on myself. That TV was one of the biggest things I had ever bought for myself (if you don’t count computers, which I upgrade when the time and money is right for all our uses. I haven’t upgraded the desktop in over 5+ years.
I guess I would just like to get something from my wife that I mentioned 6 months ago in passing and she got it for me because she knew I really wanted it.
His year she got the camera she had been lusting over for the past 2 months.
OK I could go on and I just might but for now I’m outta steam.
mentally regurgitated by ZomBee