The man stepped into the department store and took a quick look around. He was there for one thing, and he wanted to make it snappy.
He never really cared for Valentine’s Day, seeing it as a mandate from society telling him how to love.
How could the rules of a holiday determine how and when he expressed his love for her?
He wanted to do that in his own timing. His own way.
But here he was, joining ranks with all the other husbands who succumbed to the demands of the day. Looking around, he noticed signs pointing him to displays of chocolates and jewelry telling him just how to celebrate and just how much to spend.
Rattling the change he had in his pocket, he found himself hoping his wife hadn’t seen the signs. Money was scarce.
He approached the “for her” card section, and noticed he wasn’t alone...
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