A toothpick holder? A toothpick holder??
While that might seem weird, I know the lengths to which I went to, over the perfect Valentine’s gift. You see, my product-designer husband is very fussy about his teeth and we have toothpick holders in every nook and corner. He even has a pack of fine willows under his pillow.
So, I went to ten of Bangalore’s most popular gift stores, looking for a toothpick holder that was out of the ordinary and unusual. All I saw was run-of-the-mill.
I then went to a boutique restaurant in Indiranagar, as a last resort. There, lo and behold, I found the toothpick holder that you see in the picture. The price tag on this was enough to get you biting your tongue, but this was a Valentine’s gift for my dear husband!!
And what do you think happened?
Vijay patiently went through layers of gift-wrapping and then finally came to that part where the toothpick holder came into view. He then dropped a jaw and raised his quivering eyebrow. “Looks more like a return gift you get at housewarmings,” he said, with a toothy grin.