Reader: This is prompted by the fact that Mother’s day is next weekend. My problem is just being done with the divorce I’m not sure how to play this or her birthday in August.
I bought a cashmere scarf for her in Scotland when I was there this year. I’m thinking that should be the Mom’s Day gift, and it would be just from me.
Of the two, the birthday seems the most problematic: I won’t necessarily celebrate anything with her and she’ll likely be partying with her group of fantastic, sycophantic friends. Add to that the data point of my bday in March, when the only thing I got from her was a “Me and the Boys” gift, which was the one thing I asked for. So I’m thinking with bday I just slide in with the boys on a gift like she did.
Athol: Okay… so I just heard “cashmere” and figured it was expensive as hell. Which means you don’t give something expensive to your ex-wife. She is probably ex-pensive enough as it is.
Recommendation… sell it on eBay.
…then just for shits and giggles, I Googled “Cashmere Scarf eBay“.
Ah… wow… holy crap.
That’s a lot of scarves for cheap.
I *think* they might be great deals.
I have no fucking idea what I’m looking at. I thought cashmere was made from rabbit fur, but these seem to be made from goats. Or something. I mean I really have no clue what I’m looking at. Cashmere could be made from the inner lining of Muppets for all I know. But they seem to look nice and for crazy cheap.
Jennifer came over and started explaining what cashmere was and labels and I kinda lost track of what she was saying in her cleavage.
Guys… What’s your secret for quirky gifts she didn’t see coming?
Girls… Whence comes your flair?
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