Or maybe a luxury vehicle.
I jumped to conclusions last week about what “she” wanted for Christmas, apparently. What she truly wants, and what men want to give so they don’t have to say “I love you”, is a diamond necklace. Maybe a bracelet, a ring, or possibly earrings. Doesn’t matter what article of jewelry, as long as it has a mongo diamond(s) on it. Sapphires won’t do. Rubies? Forgetaboutit. Those don’t equal love, so guys would have to say it, too. Diamonds do.
Don’t worry if you can’t spring for diamonds. I’m sure “she” would adore being told she’s loved (without words) with a Lexus, or maybe a Lincoln. Apparently those, too, are what women really want, and it’s very convenient that they also enable a man to give without having to say the words.
Of course, I’m talking about the proliferation of commercials from such companies as De Beers, Kay Jewelers, Jared, and Lexus around this time of year. I doubt they realize they’re saying, pretty blatantly in some cases – one has a song sung in the background about not knowing how to say the words “I love you”, that women’s love can be bought by shiny and expensive things. Sure, who doesn’t like the pretty? I’m cool with giving diamonds and cars as gifts, it’s just that bloody implication that these things equal love…like they prove the amount of love felt in some grandiose way. I also resent the implication that women should expect these things as representations of love.
I just happen to think that’s not true.