— Gifts for Men —Men are amused by almost any idiot thing — that is why professional icehockey is so popular — so buying gifts for them is easy. But you shouldnever buy them clothes. Men believe they already have all the clothes theywill ever need, and new ones make them nervous. For example, your averageman has 84 ties, but he wears, at most, only three of them. He has learned,through humiliating trial and error, that if he wears any of the other 81ties, his wife will probably laugh at him ("You’re not going to wear THATtie with that suit, are you?"). So he has narrowed it down to three safeties, and has gone several years without being laughed at. If you give hima new tie, he will pretend to like it, but deep inside he will hate you.If you want to give a man something practical, consider tires. More thanonce, I would have gladly traded all the gifts I got for a new set of tires. — Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide"[codehappy] http://iheartquotes.com/fortune/show/28928