Even more shocking news reached me last week, Dear Reader, when I read some research claiming that IT workers are the UK's most romantic professionals.
A study carried out by 'experience day' website intotheblue.co.uk claims that almost three-quarters of techie types had done 'something special' for Valentine's Day. (A 24 marathon and a Domino's, perhaps?) The website added that IT bods are "the best at choosing both thoughtful and unique gifts". (For other people?)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, musicians and artists were the next most romantic professionals, with about two-thirds of each having planned a grandiose gesture for their other half.
It must be the job stability and hefty pay packet that allows them to indulge their largesse. For Valentine's Her Indoors said: "Surprise me."
You should have seen her face when she opened that box of smoke-damaged toner cartridges.
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