E-loving on the cards
APPARENTLY there will be 15 million e-valentine cards sent on Valentine’s day.
A startling fact indeed, because as I look around no one seems to be talking to each other.
You see the young people, old people, and sometimes kids in prams all glued to that little screen that has become – as one advertising campaign says – ‘‘a lifetime companion’’.
So what do you give your lifetime companion when February 14 comes around? Let’s look at what your LC (Lifetime Companion) does for you and if it requires a Valentine’s Day card.
1. Wants your undivided attention. But if it’s having a lie down to recharge its batteries it won’t be able to keep you company.
2. Plays games with you. But persistently wants to win.
3. Knows all your friends. But doesn’t necessarily like them. 4. High maintenance. 5. Tells you where to go when driving. 6. Rings you when it knows you have just gone out for a drink with friends.
On the face of it these few facts point to a normal healthy relationship. So going digital you need to get your LC something that really shows how you feel. Something that signifies the love.
There are e-cards. Some even have music and moving pictures. A virtual box of chocolates maybe. You could text a ILY, LMAO, YMMD* message. Perhaps a new outfit might do the trick.
Or, you could go for a love coupon. The perfect gift for that special relationship. They sound exciting, different and individually tailored. No-one wants to look cheap on that special day. You will have your Lifetime Companion in the palm of your hand with such largesse. It might just lead to that all important contract.
Valentine’s Day is all about showing the love. I’m all for it, and as soon as I find out what a love coupon is, I want one.
*I love you, Laugh my ass off, You made my day.
– by Hettie Ashwin. Hettie’s new column, Slippery Grip, will debut next week in the Gazettte. Her new book, Mr Tripp Buys A Lifestyle, was released this week and can be bought online.