Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chivalry is Not Dead, but Neither is it Wearing Pants: A Dockers Giveaway

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Nothing screams "I'm a regular guy with a college degree and good job!" like a pair of khaki Dockers. But like the men in their Super Bowl ad, my husband has been running around in his skivvies these days.

Why?

The man needs a job! (Full-time as a technical writer with benefits, please. He's smart, talented and an asset to any organization, really.)

So when the good people at Dockers offered me a chance to give away five pairs Dockers, I asked if I could snag one for him. Frankly, I'm tired of having to be the one to run to the door when FedEx stops by on a cold windy winter's day.

Normally, DH is the one to do stuff like that. He's always willing to lend a hand and take on the messy tasks so as to spare his delicate wife trauma. It's been a while since we've gone out to dinner due to the unemployment thing, but assuming we were to go on a date night and it was raining, he'd no doubt drop me right at the door and slog the the cold wet parking lot to meet me. And then head back into the wet mess after dinner to get the car to pick me, his dainty flower of a wife, up.

The folks at Docker's want to know that DH isn't the only nice guy left on the planet. Is he? Chivalry is not dead! Is it?

Tell me a story about an act of Valentine's Day Chivalry in the comment section below for a chance to win one of four pairs of Soft Khakis in "Carmel" the (the 2010 version of khaki) or (hold on to your seats) "Red"(which I've been assured is quite popular).

And, by the way, I'm not a stickler or much of a VDay participant, so if the act of chivalry occurred a while ago, but you are thinking about it on Valentine's Day, that's cool with me, even if it means I'll never work with Dockers again. That's how much I love you guys.

To enter, leave a comment. Make sure you leave me your email or a link to it, so I can contact you. For extra entries, tweet this giveaway or join the community at www.momimpact.com and come back and comment letting me know you've done so. Entries will be accepted through Noon CST on Tuesday, 2/16/10.

Fine print: The only payment I'm receiving for the contest if the joy of sharing and the free pair of pants for my husband (thank goodness!). Also, the PR guy made me laugh when I got his note, so that counts for something. The prize will only be shipped to a US mailing address. This contest is not open to members of my immediate family because most of us work in pajamas, anyway. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me with a mailing address and the size and color of pants requested. Value of each pair is $52.

25 comments:

Carmen said...

An act of chivalry? I complained bitterly that the wooden handles on my Williams-Sonoma spreaders felt so rough that I didn't even want to use them. While I was away at Blissdom, my hubby covered the handles with four layers of clear shellac. Presto. Gorgeous, and more importantly USEABLE, spreaders.

My hubby loves Dockers. :)

Tech Savvy Mama said...

Perhaps it isn't chivalrous, but my husband has always cleaned the floors in our house. He usually is barefoot so he will sweep, mop, and vacuum!

My husband always wears Dockers when we aren't
hanging around our house on snow days in our PJs which seems to be the trend these days in DC! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tech Savvy Mama said...

I joined MomImpact!

tech savvy mama at g mail dot com

Tech Savvy Mama said...

Tweeted! @techsavvymama

http://twitter.com/techsavvymama/status/8942751896

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I totally lucked out with my husband! With the new baby, he will wake up first in middle of night, change baby's diaper then hand him to me for his feeding. I know, don't hate me.

Laura (@chambanalaura) said...

Tonight my husband made sure to tune the television to the Big Ten Network so I wouldn't miss a minute of the Northwestern basketball game. That's considered an act of chivalry in my house! My husband loves Dockers, too. The only pants he'll buy.

I will tweet this too!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Forgot to say that I joined MomImpact. Was I first? Did I pop the cherry?

Leighann of Multi-Minding Mom said...

When I moved to another state for grad school on possibly the hottest day and to a third floor apartment no less, my parents declared that they would NEVER help me move again.

A few years later, on Valentine's Day in 2001, my long-distance boyfriend came and helped me move back to my home town and in with him.

We celebrated Valentine's Day the next weekend. I slaved over the stove all day making an elaborate gourmet meal and with dessert, he surprised me by proposing.

So his chivalrous act was helping me move. Oh, and making an honest woman of me, lol!

Erica C. said...

On our first Valentine's Day, my husband remembered how impressed I was that one of his friend had built a real bed from scratch. At the time, we were in grad school overseas and we had tiny, cot-sized beds in our dormitories. So for Valentine's Day, he built me a tiny bed out of toothpicks, painted it and sewed a little pillow and mattress. I was so touched (and still am) by his gesture.
I always thinks my hubby looks cute in his Dockers when we wears them on date night.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Ok, COUNTLESS acts of chivalry and since he wears a hard to find size (He's TAAALLL) I think he deserves a pair of new pants.

My husband never fails to surprise me with a special, homemade dinner on our special dates (Valentine's, anniversary, etc.) My favorite is always crab legs, lobster and shrimp which he cooks up alongside a steak or two, some fancy dessert and ALWAYS my favorite type of wine. The best part? I don't have to pass out at the price tag (he knows I hate restaurant prices) and we don't have to find a sitter; we just wait till the kids are asleep and take our time overindulging.

Another story is of the first time I had a baby and he went to the store for special items that I needed for my girly parts. What a guy!

Mama Zen said...

My husband likes to surprise me with a cup of my favorite cappuccino. It always lifts my spirits when I'm having a rough day.

The World According To Me said...

I desperately wanted a Roomba and my husband kept putting me off. One year, I came down in the morning and what did I see, a toaster oven! Yes, we needed a new toaster oven but come on! I faked excitement and then he asked me to go get some waffles from the freezer while he opened it up. He wanted to take it for a test run. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I fumed. To my surprise, my Roomba was on the top of our big freezer. I love my husband for helping make my cleaning tasks easier.
And, I will only let him wear Dockers to work. They are easy to clean and I don't need to iron them :-)

The World According To Me said...

Darn, I think I forgot to leave my contact information. pcerney1 @ comcast dot net. Thanks!

melanie said...

i'm not sure one could be more chivalrous than taking all three kids to tennessee alone so that i can have 3-4 days all. to. myself. this has made me realize i haven't been all alone for an extended period of time in over seven years. it is weird but wonderful...and chivalrous!

melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

melanie said...

i joined mom impact...

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Monica said...

Ahhh chivalry. Years ago, I may have said laying his coat down over a puddle of mud (he never did that by the way). But now...washing the dishes when I tuck the boys in...tucking the boys in...letting me sleep in EVERY WEEKEND...bringing me coffee in bed...I think I'll stop now since I'm starting to sound like a lazy slob. :)

Terri said...

The special guy in my life gave me an early V–day present by letting me sleep in and cooking me breakfast. Simple but thoughtful and priceless!

Terri said...

Tweeted- http://twitter.com/dahbou/status/9048842304
tmp95 at comcast dot net

Mami2jcn said...

My husband took the kids out to run errands so I could stay home and relax.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Selfish Mom said...

This is an old one - from before we were married - but we were living together and had zero cash and I was complaining about how we couldn't go out and have a nice dinner for Valentine's Day.

Instead of just calling me a selfish bitch like he should have, my future husband spent all day while I was at my internship creating a romantic dinner for me: he made candle holders out of cut-up pop bottles, borrowed nicer dishes, moved the dining room table into our bedroom (so as to be away from our two roommates), and cooked everything himself.

We've now got a couple decades of V-days behind us, with expensive dinners and jewelry and trips, but that one still ranks as my favorite.

Daisy said...

I was wailing about the awful experience of an elementary school Valentine's Day party, and my dear darling husband sent me an email that made me laugh. He wrote a valentine song to the tune of Bali Hai from South Pacific: it was hilarious.

He looks great in Dockers, by the way. He totally deserves a new pair.

Daisy said...

I signed up for MomImpact! okaybyme at gmail dot com

Daisy said...

I retweeted the giveaway! (I wasn't sure whether to do that or not; I'd like to keep my odds of winning higher. But what the heck!)
@Ddaisy

Kim D. said...

My husband was out of the country this Valentine’s Day, but still managed to send chocolate and flowers.
kimmido at ymail dot com

Kim D. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/9176597831
kimmido at ymail dot com