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How would you feel if you got a modest box of chocolates from your Valentine on Valentines day...?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) February 15th, 2015

…and the next day walked in on the gift giver eating a box of chocolates 2–3 times as big that they had bought themselves, during the same shopping event?

If you would do anything, what?

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ZEPHYRA's avatar

I would be happy. Does not matter to me.

chyna's avatar

Less calories on my hips.

Dutchess_III's avatar

One year my husband bought me a box of chocolates. I let them sit on the table, trying to avoid them. Finally, about a week later I went to open it…and half of them were gone.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I wouldn’t give it a moment’s second’s thought.

VD is a made-up holiday for the benefit of candy, card, and flower retailers.

If my relationship with the person in question is so weak that I care about how large a box of chocolate I received….well… not much of a relationship.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I’d take the hint and step up my game the following year.

Mimishu1995's avatar

You are describing my cousin ~

trailsillustrated's avatar

I’d be dissapointed.

fluthernutter's avatar

Who likes chocolate more? You or your valentine? If they know you love chocolate, it’s kind of a bummer. If they’re the one with the bigger sweet tooth, it’s to be expected!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

So they’ve only bought me a small box of chocolates but then purchased a large box for themselves? Or someone else gave them a big box of chocolates?

If it’s the first, their present says something about how much they value our relationship. I’d be happy with a small box (or nothing) if money was tight. However, if they then purchased a huge box to eat themselves, I’d say I was just sent an important message.

If someone else bought them the chocolates, well… I obviously have competition. How I respond depends on the stage our relationship is at. If it’s my husband, he’d have some explaining to do!

ibstubro's avatar

Both boxes of chocolate were bought by the same person on the same visit to the same store on Valentines Day.

At the outset, I was just pleased to get something…the gesture, you know.
In reality, it was only gesture, because a 14 oz. box of Russel Stover candy is less desirable to me than a Hershey bar. There are almost always chocolates in the house, which I buy, but never of a quality lower than Hershey. No Stover. No Whitmans. no ‘Fine Belgium Pralines’. More Lindt, Dove, Harry & David.
At the outset I resisted the urge to throw Stover in the trash. Bleh.

jca's avatar

I guess if I got the small box of chocolate in combination with something else that was special, then it would not bother me. But if I were handed a small box of chocolate, regardless of what the person did for themselves, I would find it insulting.

jca's avatar

@ibstubro: The exception to the above would be if you got some hot sex, including her dressing up in a negligee, and the evening included “special treatment” if you know what I mean, then I would say that would trump the chocolate.

ibstubro's avatar

Um. “Happy Valentine’s Day” as you are handed a 14 oz box of Russel Stovers. Finis. @jca.

dappled_leaves's avatar

What did you give her, @ibstubro?

Brian1946's avatar

I would prefer a modest box of chocolates over a box that was always tooting its own horn! ;-p

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I won a HUGE GINORMOUS box of chocolates at a family gift exchange over Christmas. Took me all of January and part of Feb to finally finish it off.

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