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Anniversary number four

Whoops. How could I forget, it was our fourth anniversary today.

A speedily organised lunch and a bunch of flowers later, I think I got away with it.

Must remember next year.

If we were married, it’d be Fruit and Flowers this year. Though there are claims the modern gift equivalent for four years is “Appliances”. WTF? “Happy anniversary, here’s a new DVD player”? “Thank you dear, here’s a bread maker in return”?!

And apparently if you reach 32 years, you’re meant to shell out for a car! Bugger that. Maybe a Monthly Metcard or new cycling backpack.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

5 replies on “Anniversary number four”

A car after 32 years? These old traditions are marvellous aren’t they – I could just imagine my great-grandfather….

Never heard of that one in fact, but as it happens I just bought my wife a car after 35 years. only 3 years late.

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