February 14, 2004

Valentine's Rant

I'll just come right out and say it: I think Valentine's Day is a stupid idea. Really. It's just a scheme to commercialize people's emotions and make them feel guilty if they don't act a certain way for one day of the year.

Why do people need a special day to celebrate love, anyway? If you have love in your life, shouldn't that be something you celebrate every day? Why do you need to buy chocolates and flowers and friggin' cards to prove it?

Furthermore, why is all this red/pink crap necessary? It's all over the place! As if we need a reminder of what day it is.

Of course, a lot of people feel the need to do something special to celebrate. Thanks to this brilliant idea, my roommate has his girlfriend visiting for the weekend, and I have to put up with their little displays of affection every 2 minutes. Okay, you're a frickin' couple. We get it already.

So, with that said, I'm not doing anything special today other than writing this rant. I really don't think we need any particular day to celebrate what should be treated as a universal human emotion, and it's disgusting how much companies try to cash in on it.

...Or maybe I'm just REALLY lonely.

...Probably more of the last one.

Okay, now the roommate and his girlfriend are watching "Sex and the City." Does anyone else feel physically dirty after so much as LISTENING to that show? I know I do.

Posted by CD on February 14, 2004 03:52 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

I suppose I'm an odd girl (and perhaps a slightly disgruntled one), but I must say that you have summed Valentine's Day up beautifully. Of course, working in a flower shop for the past 5 years might add to my disillusionment.

Posted by: Katherine at February 14, 2004 07:21 PM

There was a small-time band from my hometown called Dollface that had a song called "Valentine's Day" that I love. The chorus?

Never bought anybody flowers
Never thought I'd have the power
to say
F*ck Valentine's Day!
Shoot Cupid in the head
I want that motherf*er dead...

Ha, it cracks me up every year.

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