I've been watching the commercials for diamonds as Xmas gifts and they make me want to puke. Several jewelry stores are running ads, and they all are about the same. The man is expected to pay tens of thousands of hard earned dollars for a female who has done virtually nothing to earn or deserve the gifts. One commercial shows a multi carat gift as a reward “for choosing me.” The female looks at him lovingly and says, “yes this is the one.” It implies that he gets to be “the one” as long as he keeps buying her ever larger and more expensive trinkets. Can men really be that stupid? Does any man really think that buying an expensive rock make a female feel better about him? Did Liz Taylor stay around after getting gifted a whole collection of the word's largest diamonds? Not on a bet.
It occurs to Bob that half the men must actually be that stupid, to go there and buy really useless gifts to smiling bimbos who produce nothing. It makes me want to puke.
If you have to give them a gift, get her a set of towels, cooking pots, or a new clothes iron.