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AIBU to think I got the worst Valentine present...

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Dixiestampsagain Wed 14-Feb-18 22:43:07

‘Make sure you’re home on Wednesday’, says DH (not a problem, as I work from home on a wed), ‘as I need you to be there when something arrives’.

Well, said delivery turned out to be a new toilet (and no, I didn’t get chocs or flowers as well!!). Still, I guess it was more than I got for DH and at least it’s usable! Who says romance is dead?!

WorraLiberty Wed 14-Feb-18 22:45:16

Better than bog standard roses grin

Justmuddlingalong Wed 14-Feb-18 22:47:13

You are undoubtedly his queen and therefore he thought you deserved a throne. 🚽

Bigpizzalover Wed 14-Feb-18 22:48:01

I got a mop hmm it is a steamer one but still, for Valentine’s really?!

AdoraBell Wed 14-Feb-18 22:48:24

What she said ^^

DickTERFin Wed 14-Feb-18 22:48:24

Well, when a man is in the first flush of love...

NotAnotherEmma Wed 14-Feb-18 22:48:33

Wow, was it actually meant as a V day present or just a coincidence on delivery date? Terrible V day present if that's what it was meant to be.

Even worse then my ex buying me a semi-auto 9mm handgun for Christmas (in the states). You don't buy women appliances, guns, gym memberships or toilets for presents unless theyve specifically asked for it. confused

BlackeyedSusan Wed 14-Feb-18 22:49:10

that's a bit pants.

YetAnotherUser Wed 14-Feb-18 22:50:50

My ex once asked for a mop and bucket for Christmas. Then she got in a mood when she opened then.

FreudianSlurp Wed 14-Feb-18 22:55:10

As a newlywed, my EXH bought me a bunch of artificial roses. Well I say bunch, but it was 8 polyester rose heads that all went into one plastic stalk. He never bought me another Valentine's present in all the time we were together, he'd just keep bringing the Hydra/rose mutation out every year. I think I would have preferred a toilet.

Dixiestampsagain Wed 14-Feb-18 22:55:17

Well I think it was originally just a coincidence but it meant he didn’t have to get anything else!! I shall, indeed rethink it as a throne!
To be fair, he is usually good at presents...except maybe the rolling pin I had one year.hmm

mumgointhroughtorture Wed 14-Feb-18 22:55:32

Talking about having a shit present lol

Thesmallthings Wed 14-Feb-18 22:58:09

I hope you told him that every time you take a dump you'll think of him and your love for each other.

Hopfully he'll get the hint and buy some jewlerry esp a tiar to go with your thrown

DoinItForTheKids Wed 14-Feb-18 23:05:14

So you have the rolling pin - bash him with it and ask him where your real present is!!! smile

NotAnotherEmma Wed 14-Feb-18 23:13:50


"I hope you told him that every time you take a dump you'll think of him and your love for each other."


Huskylover1 Wed 14-Feb-18 23:14:01

Well, you didn't bother to get him anything. And he didn't bother to get you anything. Bit shit isn't it? I couldn't be in a marriage where no-one made an effort.

TattyCat Wed 14-Feb-18 23:18:25

I couldn't be in a marriage where no-one made an effort.

I couldn't be in a marriage where Valentine's day was so important! We make an effort pretty much every day so have no need to be dictated to!

TheSassyAssassin Wed 14-Feb-18 23:18:26

Single so bought myself some flowers today hmm....but my worst ever Valentine's offering was a while ago now from a BF at the was a single artificial pink rose monstrosity with a raised ladybird on the leaf. When you pressed said ladybird it played "I did it myyyyyyyyyyyy waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!" confused

Tomorrowillbeachicken Wed 14-Feb-18 23:20:55

The day love went down the crapper

MotherforkingShirtballs Wed 14-Feb-18 23:24:27

I couldn't be in a marriage where no-one made an effort.

I couldn't bring a marriage where everything hinged on a single day peddled by greetings card manufacturers. DH and I are in mutual agreement that Valentine's Day is a big pile of cack and no one should feel obligated to act in a romantic way just because Hallmark says they should. Mandated romance isn't the kind of romance I want.

Huskylover1 Wed 14-Feb-18 23:28:02

It wouldn't kill your husband to bring you a bunch of flowers on Valentines Day. The fact he can't be arsed is a worry. It's a Fiver. And all your friends probably get flowers. And you know it. It just smacks of "you are not worth it"

WorraLiberty Wed 14-Feb-18 23:32:00

Seriously Husky?

I think Valentine's is lovely for those who want to partake in it. In fact I used to really look forward to it as a teenager and when I first got together with my DH around 17yrs ago.

But we both stopped years ago as we were in full agreement that it was just unnecessary and neither of us particularly enjoyed it anymore.

We much prefer random acts of romance/kindness throughout the year. Like doing something for each other, or buying something for each other 'just because'.

That's the sort of thing that we like but each to their own.

FluffyPineapple Wed 14-Feb-18 23:35:10

I didn't have anything. No surprise there as i haven't received anything for Valentines Day in the 22 years we've been together. Saves us buying each other expensive tat I suppose.

BUT I would have loved a new toilet! Our downstairs toilet seems a bit long and everyone who sits on it to take a crap seem to make a fucking mess which only I seem capable of cleaning!! Why do people have to shit on the pan, when if they just sat back a bit more their turds would land in the water - where they are supposed to!

My family aren't very bright! - none of them!

Sorry for TMI

frankie001 Wed 14-Feb-18 23:35:13

Well I turned up to a speed dating event and was the only person there. Do I win worse valentines?

Dixiestampsagain Wed 14-Feb-18 23:40:50

Oh dear frankie I’m thinking you do! I was only being lighthearted and I’m totally with the ones who say you don’t need it to be Valentine’s day to show how much you think of each other (and for those who thought it was a bit shit of me not to get him anything, it is, but a family bereavement and and illness has kind of got in the way this week, I’m afraid). Some people go big on Valentine’s Day (as my Facebook feed makes evident)- I can take it or leave it!

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