February 14, 2011, - 4:31 pm

FUNNY DREAD / Valentine’s Day Doghouse Video

By Debbie Schlussel

You might remember when a much shorter version of this appeared as a J.C. Penney commercial on TV.  But this is pretty good.  It’s pretty much everything I said, earlier today, in my DREAD (Doghouse Risk Extra-Avoidance Day)/Valentine’s Day column.  But funny.


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6 Responses

Thanks, funny video.
I got my wife a “ladies” (not unisex) Green Bay Packers Superbowl XLV Championship T-shirt, and if that doesn’t say love, then I don’t know what does.

Rick on February 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

If a woman doesn’t appreciate all the things a man does for her around the year, then its better for the man to stay in the doghouse. The hell is her punishment, not the man’s and its all entirely self-inflicted!

NormanF on February 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Don’t mean to be off topic here, but my Wildcats just pulled off a major upset in baseketball.

Kansas State 84
(1)Kansas 68

And happy valentines day to all of you on this website.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on February 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

A woman should appreciate what he does the other 364 days. However, men need to understand that there is a significant amount of peer pressure/expectation with which the women need to contend.

Just being able to say that you did/will do and gave/got something special for the day makes a world of difference. It doesn’t have to be much. A sweet note will do. Just something special for the day.

It may be Junior High, but women talk, and when you go to work the day after Valentine’s Day, there’s a bit of bragging or venting going on. If you don’t want her to be in the venting position, or worse, pitied by the other women who know she’s in a relationship, and then think she should dump him because he doesn’t treat her well, then be sure to do SOMETHING, so that she can be in the bragging camp.

You’d be surprised how many people will tell her to dump you, if you don’t. She may realize it’s petty and silly to make or break a relationship based on that. However, those words are poison, and they can fester, and cause trouble later on. A card and chocolates are like preventive maintenance. A footrub is free, and a lot of women would even prefer it to the card and chocolates.

Michelle on February 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

On the topic of women’s water-cooler talk, it does happen that a woman will bring her own card, or buy her own flowers, just to have something to display on the day, or the day after, to protect herself. Such a woman smiles mysteriously when questioned, and redirectes the question back at the questioner. “Oh, I had a FINE time. What did you do?”

It’s all about social standing, and not being the object of pity or derision. It’s not so much about not appreciating what the man does the rest of the year. A wise woman always does that.

A single woman, on the other hand, is free to treat it as just another day. If she doesn’t get flowers and treats, it’s no reflection on HER. However, a woman known to be in a relationship is judged by the other women, if she doesn’t get something on Valentine’s day. Either she’s pitied for having just a twit boyfriend, or else she’s derided as not being able to “get herself a real man.”

Seriously. In 2011.

Don’t take it personally, men.

Michelle on February 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Baby daddies have more respect and rights these days than the husband that works and puts up with his wife’s crap all the time. I can see why it has become so popular. Of course this comes at the expense of the kids…

Pauley D on February 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

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