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Couldn't decide if the store is simply weird, or subtly doing their part to keep Mother's Day going.
(Guess THAT's how they are in Eastern Pennsylvania.)

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-05-19

I used to work at a place like this many years ago. You'd be shocked at the kinds of things people consider to be appropriate Mother's Day gifts.
I made the conscious decision to assume that all such gifts were purchased for people's (very good-natured) wives, as opposed to for their actual mothers. It was the only way to avoid getting totally squicked out by the very thought of it.

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CrLz (author)RavingMadStudios2010-05-20

Well there you go- I guess this sign is not out of the ordinary,
... can it still be called weird?

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RavingMadStudios (author)CrLz2010-05-20

... can it still be called weird?

Oh, yes. Very much so.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2010-05-17

Many husbands buy their wife a gift for mother's day, and many married couples continue to enjoy a rich and varied relationship.

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Commerce should just create "Annual-gift-day #1-4". You're socially-obliged to buy some crap off us and give it to someone, anyone, everyone you know... There's "slow" spots in the calendar still.

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I've always assumed the "slow spots" were carefully crafted to prevent holiday fatigue.

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Yes, but consumers are building-up tolerance...

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I hope so, it makes me ill that the Christmas "season" starts before Halloween now and ends just after Thanksgiving.

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Yes, I think that was the original point.

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CrLz (author)lemonie2010-05-17
Hey - I think maybe you've got the nucleus of a great idea:

We DIYers and Instructables should pick a day and designate it official
"Make Something for [someone] Day"

Why wait for commerce to tell us what to do!  Sort of the arts and crafts movement day.  How about 1/2 way around the year from Earth Day? (Just in time for Christmas...)

:)

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lemonie (author)CrLz2010-05-18

Yes, that is a good idea. You might start a Forum-Topic comp' - see if Fungus is interested, I'll donate some patches.

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lemonie (author)lemonie2010-05-18

Additional: it's "thought that counts" day.

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CrLz (author)Tool Using Animal2010-05-17

<<forwarded photo to Dad>>

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-05-17

...and so you just happened to be in the neighborhood and looked up?

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CrLz (author)caitlinsdad2010-05-17

Actually, was in the area visiting family...
but I had to take a photo!

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lemonie (author)2010-05-17

Is this for kiddies - "How fatha - what can I get mam?"
Or for mature children buying for grandmothers I wonder?
Or maybe, it's for people who aren't mothers but are thinking about it?

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Kiteman (author)2010-05-17

First reaction: Ewww!

Second reaction: Ewwwwwwww!

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Doctor What (author)Kiteman2010-05-17

 Third reaction:  *pleasurable groan*

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Kiteman (author)Doctor What2010-05-17

Check's Doctor What's profile...

... is relieved that we are on different continents.

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Doctor What (author)2010-05-17

I went with a greeting card instead.  :)

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