Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Birthday Present

 

Mike and I have difficulty getting each other gifts.  Actually, he is completely impossible to buy a gift for.  I don’t think I am all that hard, but I do have to admit that for both of us this is true: if we want it we already have it.

Every once in a while, though, Mike really scores with a present and that makes him very happy.  I guess he was thinking he made such a score this year for my birthdayBirthday cake(Flag Day).

I also guess I ruined his surprise and his happiness.

I went shopping Tuesday afternoon and came home with a wireless mouse for my new computer and a flowered mouse pad.  They were purple.  I was in Staples to get some Avery labels and I saw them, had to have them.

When I came home, I showed them to Mike,quite pleased with my new acquisitions, actually.  He scowled and stomped down stairs to his office.  Some times he is just in a bad mood.  I didn’t really think too much of it, but in a minute he was back upstairs thrusting a packaged wireless mouse and a mouse pad at me.  “Happy Birthday!” he said.

Okay.  At that moment I had two identical mouse pads and two—not identical—but purple—wireless mice.  He was kind of mad because he thought he had gotten me a good gift and I beat him to it.

Well, he did give me a perfect gift.  It’s the thought that counts, right?  It shows that he knew what I would want and he knows my taste.  So what more can I ask for?

 

 

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11 comments:

  1. Uh-oh.
    Y'gonna keep all of those things, or return the ones you bought?

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  2. That is very of sweet of Art. Obviously, he is able to really know what you would like. Rule #1 - Don't buy yourself anything until after your birthday. ;)

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  3. Oh, poor Mike. But at least it proves how well he knows you. Happy Birthday.

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  4. Oh dear, I hate those moments. Compliment him a lot on how well he knows what you like.

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  5. My husband and I gave up on giving gifts to each other a long time ago for birthdays. We just go get what we want for ourselves and let it go with a card only. We are perfectly happy with that.

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  6. Retired English Teacher is right. Don't buy yourself anything right before your birthday unless the two of you buy it together. I can't blame your husband for being upset. I would be too.

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  7. He obviously knows you quite well. Next year, put yourself on a buying break prior to your birthday so you can't one up him.
    This year just be content that it is never a bad thing to have a spare.
    Happy Birthday.

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  8. Don't let those mice multiply!! You have enough problems with two. I guess you will have to wait until after your birthday, to make any purchases from now on. Oh, by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Olga....We are celebrating Flag Boy's birthday tonight! Hope you have a great birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday Olga! Have a great day.

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  11. Aw I hate that happen but yet it proves he truly knows and loves you.
    Happy Birthday dear friend.
    I had forgotten your hubby worked in my field. Poor guy. lol
    Love
    Maggie

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