According to the Happy Anniversary card Cruel Wife gave me, the “Standard Schedule of Anniversary Gifts”…
5th: Duct Tape ™
6th: Styrofoam ™
10th: Naugahyde ™
12th: Spackle ™
I got a card (the aforementioned one) with a small tube of cortisone inside. Funny, I thought I’d be getting something like “Terry Cloth” (#31). It just seems like so much longer than 16 years. The fun kind of longer. Yeah.
Plus, I got a bouquet from Cruel Wife. Because I’m not a fan of flowers (read: I hate them) she did a manly-man’s bouquet.
If I understand it right people got a laugh out of what she was doing during lunch (building me a bouquet).
My present to her? I shared my teriyaki jerky, a slim jim, a bunch of gummy bears, and some pork rinds. I know – I’m a keeper, right?
I’ll be honest, for some reason every year except one I think it is on the 25th. I don’t forget, I just get the day wrong, which ought to count for something. And before you bash me silly on that issue, she forgot it entirely one year, until she showed up at home and asked why I had the fancy dinner all made up from scratch.