Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a scam. It was entirely fabricated by greeting card companies, flower companies, and chocolate companies for the purpose of sucking poor schmoes' wallets dry out of the sense that their significant other would kill them if they didn't buy such things for them for V-Day. These companies either didn't stop to consider the feelings of single people, or just don't care.

Of course, this stupid holiday is insidious. When a person in a relationship (myself) says the above paragraph, the secretly (or openly) bitter single people think (or say), sure, that's easy for you to say, you have the option to be arrogant and laissez-faire about it... and etc. and etc. and etc.

When a single person says it, other single people and people in relationships think, sure, rationalize it away, pretend you don't wish you had someone to pamper you. We get it. It hurts less if you pretend you don't care.

But I would like to say, here, now, and without any arrogance or laissez-faire attitude, that I hate Valentine's Day. Everything you might get your significant other is 3 times more expensive around this time of year than any other time. It universally makes single people miserable, or at least single-conscious. Plus, by its very nature it implies that there's no real reason to be romantic and loving with your significant other any other time. "This is the time when it means something." It seems to say.

And yet, even so, every year it comes around and B and I agree to ignore it. Yet, as the day draws closer I get more and more nervous, thinking he's going to surprise me with something, thinking I should surprise him with something. V-Day is the absolute best for guilt-tripping perfectly happy people into spending money. >_<

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