The Perks of Being Married

My 2nd anniversary is tomorrow, and I still haven’t gotten my wife a gift.

I know how this sounds, but believe me, I’m really not that absent-minded. I knew November 29th was coming up. Mrs. V and I have been trying to make plans to get away to a little Bed and Breakfast for our anniversary. I knew our schedules were bad, but I figured I could surprise her and sneak her away this weekend. Unfortunately, the professors at UT had something different in mind, because there is no way Mrs. V can afford to lounge around this weekend, with finals and projects looming around the corner. Mrs. V and I consulted our calendars yesterday, and I quickly came to the conclusion that the soonest we could get away would be the beginning of next year.

So my problem is: Can I count a trip in January as an anniversary gift, even though our anniversary would have long passed? Or, am I still obligated to get my wife a gift?

I personally think that the trip still counts, but a few guys at the office have informed me of the error of my ways. Supposedly, a gift only counts if it’s given within two weeks of a holiday. I could run off to the mall and get her a gift, but I hate malls, especially during the holiday season. As much as I love my wife, it’ll take a lot more than a 2nd anniversary to get me to brave a Dillard’s at this time of the year.

Yep, it looks like Mrs. V will be getting a bag of mints and some ice cream sandwiches from the CVS around the corner this anniversary. I know it isn’t romantic, but as I’ve told Mrs. V countless times, you don’t have to be romantic when you’re married.

2 Responses to “The Perks of Being Married”

  1. Don Tate II

    You’d better discover, or Ebay otherwise Ms. V is gonna be sleepin’ in that bed alone, and you ain’t gonna get no breakfast.

  2. Anonymous

    Come on man, you can always order online and have it delivered the next day. don’t count on doing it cheap too.