Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The key to a woman's heart is an unexpected gift at an unexpected time.

According to FoxNews, one of the ten most spectacularly awful gifts you can give on Valetine's Day is a four-course elegant meal at White Castle. (HT Tank)
Make your Valentine’s day STEAMY!

Take your Valentine to White Castle on Wednesday, February 14 between 5 and 8 p.m. and enjoy hostess seating, candlelit dining and your own server. Reservations are required, so check the list below for participating Castles near you!

Special this year, you can also treat your honey to a romantic White Castle dinner in your home! Cupid’s Crave Kits include eight cheeseburgers, one sack of fries, two regular soft drinks, coupons and keepsake items to heat up your homespun romance. Now, ain’t that sweet?

* Cupid’s Crave Kits are not available at all locations. Reservations are required.
Now, this might be a gift unappeciated by many (including Mrs. Gunny), but I can assure you that some would find this the best Valentine's Day dining ever. If I could only work it so we're in a White Castle area in mid-February. That way I should show some culinary love.

While thinking about love and showing it, how about a little John Piper?
Love is doing what will enthrall the beloved with the greatest and longest joy. What will enthrall the beloved this way is the glory of God. Love means doing all we can, at whatever cost to ourselves, to help people be enthralled with the glory of God. When they are, they are satisfied and God is glorified. Therefore loving people and glorifying God are one.”

Okay, back to the concoction that is Valentine's Day, I said all that to say this ...

What is the worst Valentine's Day gift you have ever given or received? Would your Valentine agree with you?

I know not everybody acknowledges the day. Should we boycott or girlcott it? I've even known some intentionally break up with their honey right before to avoid depletion of funds (only to figure out that IT really IS love in March). But, many of us have been sucked into Hallmark's tomfoolery.

So, to you I ask: What's the worst Valentine's Day gift you have ever given or received?


At 14 February, 2007 09:35, Blogger Rev. said...

What in the world are those folks at FoxNews thinkin'? What woman (other than Mary Ellen or Sharon) wouldn't be blown away by the fantabulous gift of White Castles?

BTW, a Krystal's is opening up in Ft. Worth next Monday. It's not the real deal, but it's worth a trip.

At 14 February, 2007 11:46, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valentine's day is definitely a marketing ploy developed by Hallmark, Hershey's, and Tyler Roses. I say boycott it. We don't need to spend $125 to say "I Love You."

At 14 February, 2007 22:26, Blogger M. Jay Bennett said...

I have got to try some White Castle soon. I've never had it. All we had in GA were Krystals.

At 15 February, 2007 09:22, Blogger GUNNY said...

Well, Jay, you'll definitely be getting some in Minneapolis next year at the Desiring God pastors conference since, as you know, that's how I roll.

We've got a Krystal in Carrolton. It'll do in a pinch, but not quite the same.

Warning, however, Rev., be prepared for a line. I remember hitting this one about midnight on the day it first opened. Although they'd been opened all day, we waited nigh unto an hour to get to chow down.

Yeah, I feel ya, Anon, on the gimmick of Valentine's Day. If we could just get the women to come around to our way of thinking!


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