This year (2009) I have been utilizing a daily calendar courteous of Dave Barry. If you have never heard of Dave Barry, well, that’s your loss. He was a columnist for the Miami Herald for years. He was a comedian of great proportions and he was funny too.
This weekend my daily calendar had one of his quotes that I just feel I need to share.
I don’t know why a woman would be ticked off if you gave her a fifty-six-piece socket-wrench set with a seventy-two-tooth reversible ratchet, but thrilled if you gave her a tiny, very expensive vial of liquid with a name like “L’essence de Nooquie Eau de Parfum de Cologne de Toilette de Bidet,” which, to the naked male nostril, does not smell any better than a stick of Juicy Fruit gum. All I’m saying is that this is the kind of thing women want. (That’s why the ultimate gift is jewelry; it’s totally useless.) –Dave Barry
That, ladies and gentlemen, is why my wife will be getting a fifty-six-piece socket-wrench set with a seventy-two-tooth reversible ratchet for Christmas!