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How have you surprised/spoiled/pampered your S/O?

Asked by JackAdams (6479points) September 27th, 2008

My story is that one year, it was Valentine’s Day (my favorite day of the year) and I decided to really spoil my wife. So, I arranged for some flowers to be sent to her, at the courthouse where she worked.

The flowers arrived and were delivered to her around 8:30 AM, with a note attached that read, “Will you be my Valentine? Love, Jack” She smiled and placed the flowers proudly on her desk, for all to see.

An hour later, she got another delivery of flowers, with a card attached that read, “Jack is an idiot. Leave him and run away with me! Love, Tom”

And so it went all day, with her receiving flowers almost every hour, with cards signed by Fred, Lance, Dirk, Mark, etc. (Her female co-workers would crowd around her desk and ask, “Who the Hell are all these men, sending you flowers?” She just responded with a puzzled look on her face.)

When I picked her up at 5 PM, she told me all about her day, as I was driving her to a nice restaurant, and that she had received 6 deliveries of flowers and cards. (I winked at her, and she smacked my arm.)

When we sat down to dinner in a very nice restaurant, our waiter came to our table carrying bouquet #7.

Tell us how you have spoiled/pampered/surprised your S/O.

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deaddolly's avatar

Was this really you or did you copy this story from somewhere? You are definately ruining your image!!!!! Very, very cool idea. I would say she’s a lucky lady, but my fingers. just won’t type that….

To answer the question: No clue. I have no s/o and haven’t had one for ages. (and don’t want one!!)

DevilDiva's avatar

That is a great story, Jack.

JackAdams's avatar

It’s totally true, too.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

One Valentine’s Day I took Jenn to Chicago and we visited the sight of the Valentine’s Day Massacre. Then we went to see where Dillinger was gunned down, and finally visited the Dr. H. H. Holmes Hotel sight from Devil in White City. Maybe we should have saved this for Halloween….naaaa…

JackAdams's avatar

And that is how you spoiled someone?

SuperMouse's avatar

@Jack, Valentine’s Day is my very, very, very favorite day of the year. Can I give my man your phone number? Maybe you can give him some ideas!!!

JackAdams's avatar

If I had my way, that day would occur once a month, and it would be called, “Spoil Your Woman Day.”

Send me a PM with your man’s e-mail address, and I’ll send him some very naughty suggestions.

JackAdams's avatar

One very simple (but highly effective!) way to spoil your mate, is to bring him/her breakfast in bed.

I did that for my former S/O, every day for an entire month.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Jack, and she is your former significant other?

JackAdams's avatar

Yep. You want to know WHY?

JackAdams's avatar

She passed away, from the effects of Leukemia.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@Jack: Was the S/O the one you gave breakfast in bed to for a month also your wife? I guess I am asking, have you had only one person you refer to as your S/O?

I@Jack (again) In response to above: Yes. I spoiled her. Jenn is a history buff and avid reader and always had a desire to see these places. After, we had a quiet dinner at Gene and Georgetti and slumbered at the Drake.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Jack, I’m so sorry.

JackAdams's avatar

Thank you, La chica gomela. It was a very long time ago, but I still cry, when I think of her.

I have had many women in my 58 years of living, who were a S/O, if that answers your question, Sueanne Tremendous.

charliecompany34's avatar

i’ve been cooking for my wife and kids all my married life. she is very spoiled by this, but hey i love to cook.

gimmedat's avatar

I am not very good at spoiling, but I am spoiled. My hubby does stuff all the time just because he loves me. Breakfast in bed every Saturday and Sunday is a given. Dinner for the family is a given. Getting kids ready and off to school has never been my job (complete with cooked to order breakfast). I haven’t clipped my own fingernails or toenails in years. I never bathed my children when they were babies. Every Valentine’s Day Iget the giant heart box of Godiva chocolate along with roses delivered to my classroom. Coworkers stopped asking what my man was apologizing for when they realized that he just randomly sends flowers, perfume, or lunch to work. Ummmm… I could go on and on. I am spoiled and it cracks me up that when people talk about my marriage they always say the same thing, “He loves you so much.”

JackAdams's avatar

I have always spoiled my S/O for very selfish reasons.

You know the rest; you’ve read it before…

wildflower's avatar

I arranged a surprise party for my husband’s 30th birthday. I’ve on more than one occasion surprised him with gifts that he’d forgotten he’d indicated he wanted and this morning I made him a cup of tea right after he mentioned ‘he might have one in a little while’

googlybear's avatar

I put the toilet lid down when I’m done…does that count as spoiling/pampering :-)?

JackAdams's avatar

Putting a toilet lid DOWN?

That’s not any job for a MAN

DevilDiva's avatar

My husband shows me in a lot of different ways how he loves me. He knows what books I like to read so when he can, that is what he gets. He shares my love of candles, so there is always one lit. He always warms up my side of the bed so I’m not cold. He loves to help me cook. According to him, I teach him a lot. If I want something and it isn’t in the budget, he usually remembers and gets it for me later, even though I forget. He got me XM radio and programmed it with my favorite decisions as a surprise this summer.

googlybear's avatar

Does he have a twin sister Dee? :-)

augustlan's avatar

My hubby and I go to sleep at wildly different times (he keeps human hours, mine resemble a vampire’s). When he is ready to go to sleep, I “tuck” him in. I come to bed with him, speak softly with him, and lightly rub his back until he is asleep. Every once in a while, I even sing him the lullaby that his grandfather sang to him when he was a child. Then I quietly sneak away. My husband (a 6’2” mountain of a man), melts off to sleep every night. It is my greatest pleasure in life to give him that peaceful end to the day.

JackAdams's avatar

You have an unmarried sister, by any chance?

augustlan's avatar

Nope, I’m afraid I’m one of a kind : )

googlybear's avatar

Can you teach a course? My wife would be interested…or is that I would love for my wife to be interested…I forget.

wildflower's avatar

@augustlan: I do just the opposite :)
I always get up before my husband, have my coffee and get-ready-for-the-world-time and then wake him up. Usually aim at a few minutes before his alarm is set to go off. He never gets up on the first nudge & whisper, but this way, when the alarm goes off, he doesn’t mind getting up so much.

augustlan's avatar

@wildflower: When I’m being particularly vampire-like, I often tuck him in and wake him up! Like you, I whisper and hug/nudge him awake a little before his alarm.

stevenb's avatar

I think my biggest suprise for my wife was a long while ago. I was completely remodeling our first house, gutted down to bare framing, then started over. A couple nights before Christmas I asked her to go over with me to feed my cousins dogs we were watching. She didn’t really want to go, so I pleaded and said we would go look at Christmas lights afterwords. When we got there I asked her to get the food from the house and I would get the dish. I ran as fast as I could around the house and snuck in the back door. When she came in the front door I had our song playing on the radio, and no lights were on. She peaked around and said “Hello?”. At that point I walked around the corner and kneeled down. She looked at me funny, then I tapped the floor, and Christmas lights came on. On the floor I had spelled out ” Will you marry me Lissa” in lights. She read them, then looked at me with tears in her eyes and was speachless. I told her how much I loved her and wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, and she was still silent. I finally said, “you have to say something”, at which point she said “yes, yes, yes , I will marry you!”. I got up and hugged her and we danced to the rest of our song and I gave her the engagement ring. We spent the next few hours driving around holding hands and looking at lights, then went and told her parents. That was the best suprise so far according to her.

augustlan's avatar

@stevenb: That is so sweet!

DevilDiva's avatar

Googlybear, he doesn’t, I’m afraid.

DevilDiva's avatar

I have a twin sister, but I don’t think you want her.

stevenb's avatar

Thanks augustlan. That was a great day.

libraryguy's avatar

I took my wife to a concert that she had ho idea who was playing and did not know until we got to the ticket office window and found out it was John Denver in a very very small benefit concert. Oh was she grateful and happy!!!!

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