Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day...BAH HUMBUG!

So, it's Valentine's Day. Whoopdee frickity doo. As you can tell, I'm not a huge fan of V-Day. Maybe it's due to the fact that it's a totally made-up holiday, courtesy of the greeting card companies. That is, some guy in a suit said, "What a great money-making opportunity! We can increase our bottom line if we convince the masses that they have to be extra lovey-dovey today!". Or maybe it's due to the fact that people without significant others or dates on that day end up being miserable for missing out on the "most romantic day of the year". Or maybe it's because those who ARE attached are under extra pressure to wow and amaze their significant others with the most romantic date and/or gifts EVER. So, I pose the following questions:

Why is there a day out there that has such potential to bring misery to all either by not having a date or by not having the most amazing date ever? And why do we need a day to say "I love you"? Is the rest of the year not worthy of those three little words? The card companies don't seem to think so, and we should listen to them, because they're wise.

1 comment:

peter said...

You're bah-humbugging on the wrong holiday.... That line is reserved only for Christmas (or is that x-mas?)!!

I think Valentine's Day can certainly be cheapened and be nothing more than just another commercialized cash-cow day for the greeting card companies.

But it's what each person makes of it really. And for some, it can be a pretty special day.

That being said, I sure do hope this day ends soon.