When I was going through my separation and heading into divorce, my friends encouraged me to get out there and date, and I wasn't quite ready.
Two of my girlfriends from college, who were also single at the time, decided to take matters into their own hands and presented me with two unmarked boxes one night. I opened the first one to find "The Rabbit," the official girl-toy from "Sex and the City." I'd never owned one before and my friends felt that if I wasn't going to go out, then I might as well have some fun while I was home alone!
I'm not that savvy with anything that needs a remote, so needless to say, I was a little intimidated. The other box had C batteries, which also scared me. So, weeks went by and I found Mr. Rabbit a little drawer to hide out in. Finally, one day my curiosity got the best of me and I took him for a spin. As a Minnesotan would say, "Holy Moley!" I had no idea what I'd missed out on and suddenly, that episode with Charlotte and "The Rabbit" on "Sex and the City" made a whole lot more sense!
Since then, when one of my friends goes through a divorce, I show up at their door with two unmarked boxes. In turn, those friends have started giving the gift to their friends going through divorces, and so on. Diamonds? Um, I think I'll hang out with "The Rabbit"!