Now when it comes to buying presents it's the easiest thing ever when it comes to guys. Buy a guy anything, like buy him a DVD or a computer game and he's happy.
Jun King from New Era got me a Mac Version of Call of Duty 4 and I was smiling so big my eyes looked completely closed.
I love computer games... as much as I haven't found the time to play much of it lately, I still do love it and I intend to use this long weekend to start playing the game!
But what can you possibly buy a girl if you were a guy?
I mean you can't buy her a top, especially if you don't know her dressing style. She'll kill you. No actually she'll just courteously accept the gift but you'll never see her wear it only to go to her house some day and see her using the top you bought her to wipe orange juice off the floor.
So I went around and did a quick survey to ask some of the ladies in the Nuffnang office. I started with Pinky first who's been sick these few days but was so hardworking she came to work to clear up some of her work this morning.
I asked her
"Pinky, what would you like a guy to buy you for Christmas?"
She couldn't think of an answer but she told me what she wouldn't want a guy to buy her
"Just don't buy me another stuffed toy!"
I bet half the guys that are reading this probably bought a girl a stuffed toy for Christmas right? Haha! Nevermind!!! NOT TOO LATE TO GO BUY ANOTHER PRESENT!!! But then of course, maybe it's just Pinky who's had too many stuffed toys.
Then I went next to Wendy and she said
"I just want my boyfriend to cook for me for Christmas".
Next I went to Vernice and asked her what she would like for Christmas. Now Vernice is one of the nicest shy girls you can ever find. Today we went for KFC and I saw her eating out of a box instead of on a snack plate.
I asked her
"Eh why are you eating out of a box?"
And it turned out that she was eating a "Kid's Meal" because she only wanted to eat one piece of chicken. It even came with little toys.
Anyway, when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas she couldn't give me an answer. But I couldn't take NO for an answer! I mean everyone wants something right?
Then I thought maybe she needed a little push. So I asked her
"How about an LV Bag?"
Her EYES LIT UP like Merdeka Day fireworks and she nodded her head repeatedly!
I guess bags are a girl's weakness but heck, how many people are in the income bracket to be able to afford an LV bag as a present. I know I'm not.
And it's also the expectations you set.
I mean say you were buying a present for your girlfriend, not just any girl friend but a girl you're dating. You buy her an LV bag for Christmas this year. Then when Valentine's Day comes you're going to have to buy her something better than an LV bag like an Omega watch or something.
And by the time you hit next year's Christmas, you're going to end up buying her a VW Beetle.
Now if you owned a bank or a telco then woohoo great for you. But if you were like the rest of us guys then... HOLY SHIT!
Next I asked Chingy, one of the cutest girls in the KL office.
Now you would think she would've said that she wanted something cute right?
WRONG... she wanted the most uncute thing ever... a new laptop.
Finally I went to Melissa and asked her what she would like for Christmas and her answer was quick
"Shoes... lots and lots of shoes".
That answer reminded me of a conversation I had with another girl friend just two days ago. Her birthday was coming up and I had something in mind to buy her for a present. She excitedly almost screamed
"Oooh ooooh oooh!! Is it a closet full of clothes?"
I ignored the silly statement thinking that maybe she was just joking so I went on that I might get her this or that but not telling her exactly what I was really going to get her.
Then 10 seconds later she asked again
"Ooooh ooh ooooh... Is it a closet full of clothes?"
I had to tell her "NO" and when I did her face went from a big big Mickey Mouse smile to the biggest frown I had ever seen.
Haih.. it's so hard buying presents for girls. You just never know what to buy. Suggestions anyone?