Here's the scenario: Your darling and you are having a conversation about how commercial the holidays are. You're tightening your belt and your budget as Christmas credit card bills roll in. And Valentines Day rolls in right behind the bills.
It's mandatory that you make another purchase. You must shop. You must head to the mall and plow through more crowds of desperate, last-minute shoppers. The line at Brighton's, or Macy's, or Hoffmann Chocolates, or Victoria's Secret is your destiny.
So when your wife says, "Honey, you don't have to get me anything. Valentine's Day is just another commercial holiday." Are you off the hook?
Well, are you?