...Chocolate...

...a few days ago, I gave the Wife her Valentine's gift... yeah, I know I should have waited, but, what-the-hell.....and both she AND I have been pretty damn happy ever since....... roses?... no way, man... a box of chocolates.... you can't go wrong with chocolate, no matter WHAT women tell you.... I purchased some of the finest that I've ever eaten.... Thornton's European Collection, folks... 885g of finest Continental Chocolates... yeah, you read that right... 885g.... with shipping and tax, it ends up being about 50 bucks per box.... but, she's a lot happier with her chocolate than she'd have been with a shitload of wilted roses in two weeks.... the downside to Thornton's is the distance... you can't just pop round the corner and pick up a box.... you gotta order them from Europe... which means that you have to plan AHEAD.... at least 7 business days ahead... so, I ordered my boxes on February 1st online, and they arrived on the 10th....

I bought a box for the girls at the office as well.... went round to each desk and gave them the opportunity to pick one or two out.... wished them all a happy Valentine's Day.... I ended up carrying the box into the conference room.... I sat it on the conference table where we all have lunch....well, by lunchtime, I noticed that there was only three pieces of chocolate left.... all the women seated around the table were eyeing each other.... all of them had had more than one piece..... so, I walked over and looked in the box....I said "wow! only a few pieces left.... but, none of these are my favorite...".. and, I pulled off the first layer of chocolates to reveal 36 MORE virgin pieces on the lower level..... heh.... you should have seen the reaction around that table when I did that... squeals of, "There's ANOTHER LAYER!!!" reverberated around the room.... I think it is safe to say that they enjoyed my gift to them all.... but, I still wonder who would have won in the brawl... you know, the one that would have taken place if one of the girls had tried to take those "last three pieces"... I have an idea, but, with women, you never know... it's usually the scrawny ones that bite the hardest..

by Eric on February 13, 2004 | Comments(2) | SWG Stories
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Comments so far:

you are a legend Eric - european chocolates! I bet you're still in the good books everywhere for that one!

posted by: goldie on February 14, 2004 07:38 PM

..heh.. yep, Helen... you KNOW it... ;) ...it set me back a bit, but the "girls" at work enjoyed every morsel...

posted by: Eric on February 14, 2004 07:48 PM