Valentine's Day: Tell Us the Best and the Worst
This is one holiday fraught with a lot of expectations. Do you think they're met?
Well, Feb. 14 is officially behind us, but that doesn't mean the pressure is off.
Couples are expected to celebrate Valentine's Day with dinners throughout the weekend, and since it's a long weekend some may even mini-excursions out of town.
But that's the best possible scenario. Many people instead received disappointing gifts: socks, jumper cables, vacuum cleaners, you get the idea.
One woman this reporter knows received stainless steel measuring cups for Valentine's Day one year, which I think could qualify for a Worst Valentine's Day Gift title. Her husband disagrees, though, since she asked for them.
So we put out a query on our Facebook Page asking for the best and worst Valentine's Day gifts you have ever received. Sarah Smith said the best tickets she ever received were tickets to "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway. The worst, she said, was Sarah Palin's autographed book.
Now we thought we'd ask you: What was the best Valentine's Day gift you've received in your life? What was the worst?
Is Valentine's Day really a holiday celebrating romance, or has it been hyped up to the point where it just disappoints?
Give us your thoughts on gifts, the holiday, and what an appropriate token of affection could or should be on Valentine's Day.