Thursday, February 14, 2008

How to Save Money on Valentine's Day: Move to Saudi Arabia

The airfare is admittedly expensive. But think of all the money you'll save once you're there. Saudi Arabia's religious police have thoughtfully banned the sale and gifting of red roses around Valentine's Day. Just to be safe, they've also banned the sale of any items of a scarlet color.

Nevertheless, there are some lawbreakers: "Sometimes we deliver the bouquets in the middle of the night or early morning, to avoid suspicion," one florist said.

You can read the fascinating story here, courtesy of

No word yet on the availability of chocolate.

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