there are a lot of things I've never bought, or even seriously considered buying because I figured they would come at eventual wedding showers or gifts and the like and in the meantime there was really no need for me to buy a kitchenaid stand mixer, or a stud finder, a circular saw, a router, a cordless drill etc. etc. I'll get all that stuff later, right?
It was sort of something I was vaguely aware of, but it just sort of went 'thunk' and hit me just now as I was investigating to see if my ex, genette, is registered at target since they're having, essentially, a secret wedding at midnight on the ides. no they're not registered and for a second I was annoyed, "why would you want to fore go all the awesome free s*** that getting married gets you? I can't wait til I get to cash in that option!" and then I went, "doh!" and "hmmm" at the same time and decided to post here to clear my mind. :-p
Just to clarify, for those confused. When folks get married on my mom's side of the family when the women hold the family's wedding shower, the guys hold a tool tornado downstairs and you basically get stocked for life with all kinds of useful and awesome stuff. You also get a camouflage bed set and lingerie (for her, but for him, you know;)) courtesy of my crazy Aunt Pat but hey, you win some, you lose some. I have said for years we should take this idea to Oprah and popularize it. It gives guys something to do, and means you get a more interesting variety of goodies and whatnot. and if it's in the fall, it means we can get through all the presents quickly and then return to watching football while the women take their time and play all the goofy wedding shower games/events they put on. :-p
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.