Thursday, February 14, 2008

2.14B Valentine's Day snicker

I went to the grocery store this afternoon about 4:30. The parking lot was full to overflowing. They had a large space at the front devoted to selling custom wrapped bouquets and candy, with 20 guys hanging about trying to make choices. Ordinary ratios of women to men at the grocery store are 2:1 or 3:2 - today, it was more like 1:5 or 1:8. In the far back corner of the store, where they keep the cards, Valentine's cards for spouses were in the corner. Cards for husbands on the left, cards for wives on the right, all in the first three feet of shelf space from the exact middle of the corner. Six guys were piled into the corner, trying not to step on each other, as they anxiously juggled flowers, balloons, candy and cards, trying to pick the right one.

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