I've been trying to think of my worst Valentine's Day stories but, frankly, the day has always been pretty uneventful for me.
The days before and after, though:
My first serious girlfriend in high school dumped me on Feb. 15th. Several years later, we almost got back together but she died under mysterious circumstances. That's a tale for another day.
Once, a few hours before I took My Love out for a pre-Valentine's Day dinner, my old Dinosaur Boss ripped me a new one for allegedly not working above and beyond. I had been getting all my work done despite spending much of the previous few months at the children's hospital with Thing 1, who had recently been diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis; however, I had apparently failed to kiss the ring of some equally ancient Salesosaurous who normally never wanted to give me the time of day anyway and he complained about alleged my lack of commitment. Upon hearing this tale at dinner, My Love referred to my boss as a "dinosaur" and, thus, a nickname was born.
I bring all this up because the gents I write DadCentric with are giving away free bouquets of flowers from ProFlowers.com for Valentine's Day.
Why are we doing this when, for the holiday of love, every other blog seems to be giving away marital enhancement devices?
We're obviously on the wrong promotions list.
For a chance at winning, you need to go to this post at DadCentric.com and in the comments section tell us your best Valentine's Day story ... and by "best," of course, we mean "worst/most embarrassing/the one that led to a three-night couch camping trip."
Tell 'em I sent ya.
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