$200 Cash Is Not A Thoughtful Anniversary Gift

Last night on the subway I overheard a woman tell her friend that she had given her boyfriend $200 for their last anniversary and he hadn’t given her anything in return. While I felt really bad for her–it completely sucks when someone gives you a less fabulous present than you give them, so getting no present would be even suckier–I just couldn’t understand why she would have given him $200 instead of spending that money to buy a thoughtful gift. Personally, I would much rather have someone bring me Cheerios and orange juice in bed than get any amount of cash, but that’s just me.