So, I am a pretty practical guy. It drives my fashion (I always wear sensible shoes), my politics and even my romantical side. I understand that lots of things go into driving our economy so I am proud to do my part and participate in the Valentine’s day festivities…but my practical side kicks in too.
Emily and I have been buying small things the past month or so and calling them early Valentine’s day presents (there were some great after-Christmas sales, afterall). Still, being ever-so-slightly brighter than a toaster over (which I also got in an after-Christmas sale), I knew that I had better have something in hand for the Mrs. come Valentine’s morning. The boy and I went to the local big-box purveyor of Chinese goods and I quickly spotted my prize. You see, Emily has been complaining about having only one small non-stick pan in which to cook my eggs and sausage in the morning.
China-Mart had a super deal on 2 Farberware non-stick pans and their bases were even coated in red enamel…and folks think I don’t speak the language of love! I proudly placed my take on the cashier’s stand and she looked at me funny. I sort of figured she was a bit jealous of the catch my wife had found, but I usually can’t read women very well. Anyhow, we headed home and I hid her present so she would be surprised!
Just like a kid on Christmas morning, I woke early and fetched my gift and woke Emily and presented her with her apron and the new red pans. At that point, things get a little fuzzy. I guess she must have slipped getting out of bed, or maybe she had a nerve twitch, but somehow, the pan handle must have fallen into her hand and as she swung her arm to catch her balance, the pans whacked me in the head. I don’t remember much else except waking up in a hospital bed with IVs stuck in my arms.
So, while my Valentine’s day was somewhat unusual, I am sure Emily liked her new pans and I saved us some cold hard cash by pocketing the pudding cups and packs of crackers that came with my hospital meals…all in all, I’d say it was a pretty good Valentine’s day!