Friday, April 15, 2011

Gift ideas for the man in your life

The Sand Warlock's birthday is coming up soon and I have already been on the look out for potential gift ideas for him.  He can be a bit of a bugger to buy for.  I remember one particularly trying year when I kept asking him for ideas and he kept saying "speaker cable". 

Although there are all kinds of weird and wonderful things to buy in Dubai, the shopping capital of the world, I think it's safe to say I won't be getting him either of these:

The natural viagra was advertised at the Spice Souk in Deira.  I have to say despite its "natural" status, I wouldn't be tempted to get the Sand Warlock to try it.  I think I'd rather take my chances with pharmaceuticals should it ever come to that than try whatever ground up camel hoof concoction was contained therein.  The Sex Appeal aftershave was on sale in Waitrose, no less.  My beloved tells me that it is not a funny foreign quirk and he may have seen it on sale in the UK.  Maybe he's been secretly wearing it and that's how he convinced me to marry him, damnit! Theie secret special blend of herbs and spices worked after all.  I must write to them and tell them.

Seriously, though, it's a bold claim to make for an aftershave, though, isn't it?  I mean, I know that's basically what they're all meant to to do, give you sex appeal, but to go and ahead and claim on the label that "this stuff will make you sexy even if you weren't born that way" seems a little like the aftershave equivalent of donning a shirt unbuttoned to the waist and a gold medallion.  It also claims "men can never have enough" which implies that the poor darlings should douse themselves from head to foot in it while simultaneously somewhat sleazily implying that men can never have enough women.  I think I need to violently disagree with the makers on the first meaning as there certainly is such a thing as enough and indeed too much aftershave, as 14-year-old boys across the world soon learn.  I'm not even going to begin to get into analogies about me being more than enough woman for the Sand Warlock... 

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