Post # 1
Tomorrow, I’m planning on having one of DH’s co-workers/a mutual friend of ours deliver him 50 heart balloons, a giant stuffed animal and a singing card. Because I love him, of course, but also because I think it’s hilarious. We make fun of cheesy acts of kindness on Valentine’s Day, so this is kind of a running joke between us.
Have you ever gotten an embarrassing gift on Valentine’s Day? Or have you ever had an embarrassing date? I’d love to hear about it!
Post # 3
My first boyfriend got me a bar of chocolate on our first Valentine’s Day. Well, I don’t want anything big and expensive BUT when he gave it to me, he’d already eaten some of it and he said he bought it for a really cheap price because it was on sale. (No, it’s not a joke)
Post # 4
@regisaurus: this is hilarious!
My embarrassing Valentine’s day, several years ago I was newly dating someone (we’ll call him J) but my ex was trying to get be back for a while. I worked late that night (at a restaurant) and J, who had been in to visit, left roses on my car… but he didn’t leave a note! So when I got them I wasn’t sure if they were from J or if my ex had come and put them there. It was so awkward because I didn’t know if I should thank J or what to do! Finally the next morning J let me know they were from him and even said “I didn’t think about it, but I hope you didn’t think your ex left those for you since I didn’t leave a note” (he knew my ex stalked me). It was totally awkward!
Post # 5
@emmalyn: Oh man, how mortifying!
Post # 6
It’s kind of embarrassing but two Valentine’s Days in a row (yes) I fell down the steps.
Valentine’s Day 2009-Was wearing slippers and fell on my butt (slipped on the steps) and skidded down 13 concrete steps. Got a huge bruise on my right thigh and knocked my back, hips, and jaw out of place.
Valentine’s Day 2010-This time I had a house, and I walked out in the same damn slippers and fell on my steps (only 3 thank God). Funny enough, my bruise was heart shaped.
Hence why I don’t like Valentine’s Day. I still like my slippers though 🙂
Post # 7
@megz06: Wow, heart-shaped bruises for Valentine’s day! That’s sooo romantic
Post # 8
I have one.
Back in 2010 I was dating a real loser who lived in his mother’s basement. So I was sleeping over there when I got the stomach bug. There was no bathroom in the basement, so I ran upstairs, past his mother, common-law stepfather, mother’s best friend that wanted to sleep with my ex, and two young brothers, 15 and 12 in nothing bug my red silk nightie.
Worst. V-Day. EVER.
Post # 9
In grade 6 (a long, long time ago!) A boy in my class gave me a red rose, but he was so shy he gave it to me while squeezing his eyes shut and ran away to hide in the coat room. What makes it worse, is that my teacher gave him a lecture on “how to treat a lady”, the whole class thought it was HILARIOUS…when it was actually just awkward. LOL.
Post # 10
I briefly dated this guy in college, I initially thought he was gay, and this instinct was reiterated by a few mutual friends who were shocked when I told them we were dating, all having previously assumed he was gay.
As Valentine’s day was approaching, we were talking on the phone, when he told me he bought me something, so I playfully asked what he got, and he replied with “flowers”. I told him that was really sweet and asked what he wanted to do, so he said he wanted to take me to dinner. Great.
When the day approached, I went to his house to meet him and gave him his gift. He looked embarrassed, and said… I bought you flowers, but decided to give them to my mom instead. I just looked at him with a shocked look on my face. He threw my gift on the couch without even opening it, and said we had to get moving to go out for dinner.
I figured this was all just a ruse, and he had something awesome planned for us. I kept thinking positive, until he pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot. No word of a lie. He went in and put in his order, turned to me and asked what I wanted. I had lost my appetite by this time, so didn’t order anything. I spent the duration of the meal watching him eat, and run back and forth to the payphone to answer his pages. (yes, this was several years ago). I asked him what was so important, and he told me that his male friend was coming over to spend the night at his place and they were making arrangements. This is when I realized the prior assumption of his sexual orientation was confirmed, and it was the last time I saw him. I still haven’t figured out his motivation for stringing me along.
Post # 11
@Paperbagprincess14: That is such a sweet story! The part about him giving you the rose, not the laughing and awkwardness that ensued. I wonder how long it took for him to give flowers to a girl again?! 🙂
Post # 13
@metalbride: holy crap! That’s ridiculous!
Post # 14
@metalbride: What a terrible night! How terrible of him to lead you on like that!
I don’t have any embarrasing stories that I can think of, but hoping some other Bees do!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Several years ago I got a singing Gorilla who turned out to be this really weird friend of a friend of a friends ex who saw on Facebook that I was single again. His idea of getting my attention was dressing like a Gorilla and delivering flowers and candy to my house. The best part of this is I had a date (a guy friend who asked me out for dinner) and we were on our way out of my house to go to dinner.
I open the door someone surprised that anyone is knocking on my door and a Gorilla man yells “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!” and then just gets dead silent. You start to feel tension and it gets awkward. I have no idea who this is or why they are here and my date is standing in the doorway behind me….then the Gorilla guy pulls off the mask and yells “Your Facebook says your single again.” and then turns and runs to his car. WTF!
I seriously wish I was making it up because it was so awkward and I had to explain to my date that I barely knew the guy he was my friends ex husbands friend and apparently he was my Facebook stalker. It turned into a good laugh and my date even sent me a stuffed Gorilla to work one day. I had a great laugh about it…after the fact but at the time I wanted a hole to appear and swallow me.
Post # 16
@NurseMandie: Best. Story. EVER!