Brilliant, Alabama. An ingenious birthay gift idea
okurr occurred to Bruce Johnston, boyfriend of 8 months to Chloe Cockburn. As her birthday was approaching and he was absolutely clueless about what to get her that would show appreciation, but would also be practical, Bruce started asking around.
“Dude, why don’t you get her some jewelry? Women are suckers for those things”, a friend warmly advised. Bruce didn’t think that was such a bad idea, but it still seemed a little too impersonal somehow. He felt he could do more.
One Sunday afternoon, as his girlfriend made him watch reruns of Sex and the City at gunpoint, Bruce saw the protagonist wear a tiny little necklace with her name on it. He instantly thought the only reason one would wear their own name on a necklace was so that others could identify them in a nuclear war scenario…although…maybe the nametag could turn out be futile in the end.
Such thoughts were crossing Bruce’s mind as he was contemplating ending his life with a spoon. Then it suddenly dawned on him! “She would love it! She’d love a necklace like that and I would always be reminded of her name when I saw her! No more confusion! Cute, practical and proof of my univided attention when it comes down to vapid and mildly exasperating television series for women.”
Bruce ran to the store and got Chloe the necklace for her upcoming brithday! She naturally loved it and is wearing it all the time.
Asked by his buddies how it all turned out, Bruce reported: “It’s the gift that keeps on giving, man. I’m never mixing up her name anymore and sometimes when she’s in an excepcionally good mood, we watch some football too.”