I Don’t Know What To Get My Girlfriend For Her Birthday

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I often hear boys say that we-girls are too complicated, especially when it comes to our birthday.

So let me tell you a story about my friend John who had the biggest problem with his girlfriend’s birthday present. Maybe it’s better if I just show you his message.

John’s letter

“So my girlfriend’s birthday is right around the corner, and I am having some difficulty figuring out what to get her.  And I have to get her something, right?  I mean, the first year we were together, I might have forgotten her birthday, and that…did not go over very well.  At all.  I am actually rather surprised she forgave me for that one.  At least, I think she has. 

Oh, and there was the birthday when I had the stellar idea to get her a new vacuum.  In my defence, her vacuum was on the fritz and she had mentioned that she needed a new one.  She meant, “I will need to go to the store and get myself a new vacuum,” not “Would you please buy me a new vacuum as a birthday gift?”  Note to self and everyone else:  vacuums – appliances in general – are NOT a good birthday gift for your significant other. And, let us not even talk about the year I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a gym membership for her since she had mentioned how she was feeling a little down about herself and thought exercise might make her feel better.  That…also…did NOT win me any awards. But I digress. 

I really want something that will impress her, since we have been together for a while. (I bet you are thinking, “How is that possible, oh, you, who buys vacuums as a birthday gift?”  Hey.  I definitely make up for it in other ways.)  And, I would like it to be a complete and total surprise for her, something that she would really like and would not expect, without being too overdone. Fortunately, I do have a couple ideas.  Rather than buying her something for her birthday this year, I thought I might try a different approach, and take her somewhere instead.  Given my track record, that seems like it might be a much safer approach. 

I was thinking I might offer to take her fishing, since she once mentioned she had never been and thought it might be fun.  But…I have gone before, and let me just say that there are a couple local fisherman with scars on their backs where I might have implanted a hook.  Or two.  At one time.  Don’t ask.  Maybe fishing isn’t such a good idea. 

She loves to go bowling, so I thought it might be fun to make her birthday “Bowling Night”.  But, as much as she loves to go bowling, I, sadly, do not.  Perhaps that is because I have not had much luck in the bowling department; most of my balls have ended up in the gutter.  In the neighbouring lane, not mine.  And, sometimes I have ended up there, too.  Again, don’t ask.  Maybe bowling isn’t such a good idea, either.  And, there you have it.  Two otherwise great ideas, which really do not sound so great now.  What to do, what to do?  Hmm. Somebody help me.  Please.”

So his birthday gift problem got me thinking how can I help him, what can I do for him. And I really got a brilliant idea,… But for now all I can say is that the puzzles in my head are starting to get their own shape. 🙂


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