Perfect Valentine's Gift
Out of all the Valentine's gifts I've ever received, I have to say the ones that stand out as being particularly romantic or meaningful are the ones that have some thought put into them. Any Joe Nobody can buy flowers and pay for an expensive dinner, but it takes someone special to give a gift that has sentimental value.
I once received a small diamond pendant - yes, diamonds are always nice, but it wasn't the diamond (it was tiny, I'm sure with the VD specials all over the place, he got a pretty good deal), it was the story I got to go with it.
When he told me he'd picked up a gift, I immediately asked if it were a monkey (standard operating procedure). He laughed, and said that it was indeed a small ape. And continued to tell me that he went in for a chimpanzee, but that they were out of chimpanzees. Disappointed, he inquired as to what else was available, and the salesman said there was a gorilla to be had, which was much more expensive, or they also had an orangutan.
He thought about it for a day or so, and went back and picked up the orangutan, as it was still in the price range. At this point, I'm giggling uncontrollably, as I still had NO idea what he was talking about - then out comes a tiny box, with a tiny little diamond necklace in it. Apparently the chimpanzee was a very tiny diamond, and the gorilla was not.
It was a perfect gift- the story, that is. This was over 10 years ago, and several boyfriends ago as well, and the evening of the orangutan still stays with me.
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 13:00:36 +0000
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