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I found this ... odd Answered

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
RavingMadStudios

10 years ago

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
CrLz

Reply 10 years ago

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
RavingMadStudios

Reply 10 years ago

... can it still be called weird?

Oh, yes. Very much so.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

10 years ago

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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 10 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 10 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, I think that was the original point.

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CrLz
CrLz

Reply 10 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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

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CrLz
CrLz

Reply 10 years ago

<<forwarded photo to Dad>>

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

10 years ago

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

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CrLz
CrLz

Reply 10 years ago

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

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

.  ROFL!!

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

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
Kiteman

10 years ago

First reaction: Ewww!

Second reaction: Ewwwwwwww!

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 10 years ago

 Third reaction:  *pleasurable groan*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Check's Doctor What's profile...

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

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Doctor What
Doctor What

10 years ago

I went with a greeting card instead.  :)