My family and I sat inside our particular seats, suffering a barrage of holiday commercials whenever Santa unexpectedly showed up from the TV, gushing over some state-of-the-art vacuum that, based on him, ended up being the most wonderful xmas present.
“We need a vacuum that is new” my wife said.
“Great,” I responded. “i would like some more gift suggestions for you personally.”
“You’re not receiving me personally that for xmas,” she said.
“It violates ‘The Rule.’”
Oh, yes, The Rule. A decree that, if our wedding had been a written contract drafted by legal counsel, would read the following:
Those cool little omelet flippers, and even diamond encrusted, decorative lamps under no circumstances will husband present wife at Christmas with ANY product containing an electrical cord, including, but not limited to: vacuums, hair dryers, blenders. Violation of said guideline can lead to instant return of gift to offending retail establishment and short-term interruption of interaction, herein described as the ‘silent therapy.’
Incidentally, The Rule will not connect with her while shopping for my vacation wish list. If it did, that shiny NutriBullet wouldn’t have already been underneath the tree final xmas, and I also could not understand how delicious a good fresh fruit and kale smoothie tastes each morning.
Nevertheless, my wife’s insistence for a “no cord” Christmas time, along with her desire to have vacuum pressure, has kept me personally having a dilemma as 25 approaches december: