Valentine’s Day is stupid. And before you rush to judge why I’m saying this….I’ve always thought it’s a dumb holiday. Single, in a relationship, out of a relationship because Valentine’s Day is coming…I’ve never liked it, for several reasons.
There’s so much pressure on everyone. Men need to find the perfect gift that his wife or girlfriend actually wants, is romantic, doesn’t accidentally insult her, and will ultimately end between the sheets because hey, he’s got to get something out of this too. Women face peer pressure. If their man gives them a lame gift, their girlfriends will dissect why it’s lame for an hour. If they get nothing, even if they don’t care, their friends will silently mourn the imminent end of the relationship.
Who decided it’s a good idea to schedule a wine and candy-driven holiday just weeks after I’ve made all my new year’s resolutions to lose weight and work out? Nothing says “I love you” like pushing someone off the resolution wagon with tempting treats like a cookie bouquet and a nice red wine.
And why do we celebrate love on the anniversary of a bloody massacre? St. Valentine himself is a naked little guy who uses poisoned arrows to stalk and land his prey. He’s the folklore equivalent of the creep in the bar that has to roofie a girl to get a date!
In conclusion, it appears the only real winner of this holiday is Hallmark. Let’s all scramble to buy overpriced cards with words and pictures and thoughts created by someone else to show our love for another person! And if you don’t have a Valentine, these Some E Cards might sum up your feelings perfectly, for free.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I am so happy since I got rid of you!
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a bouquet of finalized divorce papers.
You’re everything I’ve ever wanted in someone I don’t want anymore.
I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
Your absence has only made my heart grow fonder of all the free time I have due to your absence.
Roses are red, you thought the grass would be greener, but it looks plain dead.
Don’t be upset that you’re single on Valentine’s Day- nobody loves you the other days of the year either.
Okay, Negative Nancy…time to pick them up again. Valentine’s Day is silly because we should be kind and thoughtful and loving to those we love every day of the year, not just on February 14th. Hug and kiss that special someone TODAY, don’t wait until tomorrow because Hallmark and Vermont Teddy Bear tells you to! Hugs and kisses, Heather