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    Japanese women bitter at Valentine chocolate duty

    Japanese women bitter at Valentine chocolate duty

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese women are fed up with a Valentine's Day
    custom requiring them to give chocolates to men without getting any in return.
    According to an Internet survey, 70 percent of working women said they would be happy if there was no tradition of giving "obligatory chocolates" to their boyfriends or colleagues.

    Nearly 60 percent said they felt unhappy as Valentine's Day approached, citing the cost and time it takes to shop for the gifts, which are finely calculated to express just the right emotions toward a boss, a colleague or a true boyfriend.

    The custom has grown into a sweet 50 billion yen ($424.6 million) market for Japan's chocolate makers, some of whom rake in 20 to 30 percent of annual profits in a few short weeks.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060214/...n_valentine_dc
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    I would be bitter too if I had to buy every man I know chocolate on Valentines and got none back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic730
    I would be bitter too if I had to buy every man I know chocolate on Valentines and got none back.
    LMAO ... that's what I was thinking!
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    and I'm thinking I have been short-changed all of these years. I'm going to start looking for a Japanese girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    and I'm thinking I have been short-changed all of these years. I'm going to start looking for a Japanese girlfriend.
    If you want to win her over better buy her some chocalates.

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    Why are they doing it then??


    They are moaning and whining but yet they still do it?
    Is it a law?

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    If all the Japanese women revolted and made the men special chocolate with a nice hefty dose of Ex-Lax in it, the men would be running to change that tradition!
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    And their pants......
    Suzi


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    Quote Originally Posted by Becba
    If you want to win her over better buy her some chocalates.
    That's exactly what I was thinking; how overwwhelmed she would be by the flowers, chocolates, and dinner, from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    That's exactly what I was thinking; how overwwhelmed she would be by the flowers, chocolates, and dinner, from me.
    That was cute.

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    I wouldn't do it. I guess I would be the one politically incorrect. I always get diamonds!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKollector
    If all the Japanese women revolted and made the men special chocolate with a nice hefty dose of Ex-Lax in it, the men would be running to change that tradition!
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    LOL...I love this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKollector
    If all the Japanese women revolted and made the men special chocolate with a nice hefty dose of Ex-Lax in it, the men would be running to change that tradition!
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    OMG That would be some serious payback! LoL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKollector
    If all the Japanese women revolted and made the men special chocolate with a nice hefty dose of Ex-Lax in it, the men would be running to change that tradition!
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    Good thinking! If I have a problem to solve I want you on my side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_16
    Good thinking! If I have a problem to solve I want you on my side!
    Yep I think they just solved the problem for all of Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    and I'm thinking I have been short-changed all of these years. I'm going to start looking for a Japanese girlfriend.

    LOL Buzz - my husband said he is honoring this tradition from Japan next year.
    That ain't gonna happen.

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