Japanese women bitter at Valentine chocolate duty

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  1. PrayersForMaura

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    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/wl_nm/life_japan_valentine_dc
     
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  3. mic730

    mic730 Former Member

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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.
     
  4. PrayersForMaura

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    LMAO ... that's what I was thinking! :p
     
  5. Buzz Mills

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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.
     
  6. Becba

    Becba Former Member

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    If you want to win her over better buy her some chocalates.:D
     
  7. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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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?
     
  8. KrazyKollector

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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......:eek: :blushing: :innocent:
     
  9. Buzz Mills

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    That's exactly what I was thinking; how overwwhelmed she would be by the flowers, chocolates, and dinner, from me.
     
  10. Becba

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    :laugh:
    That was cute.
     
  11. deanws

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    I wouldn't do it. I guess I would be the one politically incorrect.;) I always get diamonds! :woohoo:
     
  12. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    LOL...I love this!!!:D
     
  13. Becba

    Becba Former Member

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    OMG That would be some serious payback! LoL.
     
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    Good thinking! If I have a problem to solve I want you on my side! :D
     
  15. Becba

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    Yep I think they just solved the problem for all of Japan.
     
  16. mic730

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

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    LOL-- have a heart mic730. Remember that old adage "Spoil your man (everyday)!!!"
     
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    'Old" being the key word Buzz? I say out with the old and in with the new! :D
     

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