Men, don't purchase your loved one a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, otherwise this (video) might happen to you...
The idea of a man giving his significant other a drongo present like a vacuum cleaner or a new steam iron as a Birthday or Christmas present is almost stereotypical to the extent that it constantly reappears in sitcoms of all persuasions.
Sad to relate, some guys are like this – I actually know one (the husband of a friend of my wife) who really did give his significant other a vacuum cleaner on her Birthday.
Come on men... get a clue... it DOESN'T MATTER if it's a "state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line" unit... it will NOT be appreciated (trust me on this if nothing else). You don't believe me? Well, check out this video:
And while we're at it, naughty lingerie doesn't go down well either! (As I pen these words, I can imagine techno-dweebs around the world reading this saying: "It doesn't?")
No, it doesn't, and neither does a huge last-minute pre-packaged basket of soaps and other smelly "stuff" from J.C.Penny!
For myself, I'm currently sitting at my desk with a self-satisfied secret smile, because my holiday shopping is long done. I've been gathering the "perfect gifts" for my wife ("Gina the Gorgeous") throughout the year, to the extent that you can now barely make your way around my office.
What? You want suggestions? Well, this is hard-earned intelligence that has taken me half a century to learn, and knowledge like that doesn't come cheap... so you shall have to cross my palm with (lots and lots of) silver in order to persuade me to reveal the secrets of the ancients...
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