Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Little Free Advice

Note to The Brain: No matter what Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly tell you, do NOT, under ANY circumstances make a phone call to the Vermont Teddy Bear company for Valentine's Day. Seriously. Speaking for women who don't like real animals... There's an extreeeeeemely high probability we don't like fake ones either.


How many of us ever thought I would "dis" advice from my cbff Glenn Beck?

I think I'd better go lie down.

23 comments:

Lauren said...

Advice, noted.

nevadanista said...

I am soooooooooooooooo with you on this one!!!!! Teddy bears and all that stuff are such a waste on me - just hand over the chocolate :)

Yvonne said...

I told my hubby this year flowers are a no-no---just WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. I know he loves me--I'm trying for the no chocolate either, but I'll probably cave.

Becky N. said...

1) Aren't stuffed animals only for children? Since when were they appropriate for ANY grown person>?

2) I've always detested stuffed animals that are outfitted/decorated for only a specific time of year or holiday. What a waste. At least make it generic enough that it can be enjoyed all year, if it is to be enjoyed at all!

3) I second (and third, fourth, fifth, to infinity) nevadanista's admonition to simply hand over the chocolate. That is ALL I want for Valentine's day. Well, a little free housecleaning or a massage wouldn't hurt, either, but I'll keep my expectations low for the sake of my marriage and just beg for chocolate. (please please please let it be truffles this time, and not Hershey!!!)

Melissa said...

I'm not sure what I would think if my hubby gave me a toy for a romantic holiday... what does that mean exactly? That he thinks I'm childish? Hmm... I will ponder this thought...

Stephanette said...

I'm with you on this one.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I was never really into stuffed animals, even as a kid. After we were married, my husband brought back a bear in a ballerina outfit from a business trip. He just couldn't understand why I wasn't thrilled to death. He hasn't bought me one since, though, so it's all good.

::Jan:: said...

If my husband bought me one of those, I am divorcing him. He wouldn't get me.

I am so laughing at this post. Are you against the jammies too. Hee Hee...

Julie P said...

I saw that commercial today - the overtone was "give a gift from us and get lucky Valentine's night." Oh. Please.

wenderful said...

Then how about a Pajamagram? It comes with a Do Not Disturb sign and everything.

Becky said...

I've already got a stuffed dog with an identity crisis. I sure as heck don't need any teddy bears running around. Especially not from Vermont - they probably aren't even potty trained.

mormonhermitmom said...

You could pat your hubby's belly and say "I already have a stuffed bear to cuddle with...."

Just kidding. Really JUST kidding.

Alison Wonderland said...

Chocolate? Yes. Teddy bears? NO!

LisAway said...

I'm just so confused because there MUST be some women who like them? I don't really understand why, though. I mean, it's not like I despise them. I even think a very small percentage of them are quite cute, but do I want to be given one as a gift? Why on Earth would I?

I actually used to hate them and cringe every time my kids were given one by my in-laws. I've been surprised at how much my kids love them, though so now I see that they're not just the stupid overpriced toys I once thought them to be.

But for Valentine's Day? I think I'd rather my husband FORGET about Valentine's than give me a bear for it.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I'm always amused by the commercials directed at men that claim to know what women want. No, your wife will not sit around at a table of girlfriends and show off pictures on her cell phone of the jewelery you got her for valentines day. And if she does, she's a dweeb.

Nancy Face said...

I can't even BELIEVE you dissed Glenn Beck's advice! ;)

I agree with you 100%...who wants more stuff that will just go right into the Goodwill bag? :S

Amy Peterson said...

AMEN!

No Cool Story said...

Are you kidding me?!

Just yesterday Daily Hero was listening to Glenn when he adverstised the bears and I said (very loud) I DO NOT WANT A BEAR!

So yeah JustRandi, quit stalking me, k?

Barbaloot said...

I was never real crazy about stuffed animals. What's the point? They can't really do anything...and they just take up space.

Miranda said...

Oh...a dust collector? Stuffed animals are a waste I tell ya...we are so friends!

Beverly said...

There are any number of things that would make a better gift than a stupid stuffed animal. Flowers, chocolate, jewelry, money, massage, etc. I'll just say this: if I wind up with a teddy bear, my hubby winds up with nothing--and I mean that in every sense of the word!!

Corrine said...

i do not like stuffed animals either!!! i don't get them At ALL!! i told my husband that and he gave me a pink giraffe for fun one valentines...i threw it at him :)

happy mommy said...

my teenage son and I parlayed (sp?) that Glenn ad into a discussion about women yesterday.

Son: So, no bears?
Me: If the girl is 16, yes. If the girl HAS a 16 year old, NO.