Thursday, February 08, 2007

Valentine's Day? Bah-Humbug!

Call me a heretic, but I think I'm the only woman who doesn't feel that Valentine's Day is the most important "holiday" of the year. There was this one time where a female supervisor once told me that VDay was more special than Christmas, so it was vital I get my then-boyfriend a special gift. I always felt pressured to do something extra-wonderful that day or to expect something un-frikkin'-believable. They ended up being good-times, but never lived up to the hype.

I feel sorry for men right now because all the commercials are aimed at them because, obviously, they are so clueless about the women in their lives that they need Corporate America to remind them that flowers and chocolates are not even worthy of being classified as "gifts." What their special lady needs/wants/desires/must-have is blingy jewelry, the bigger and more sparkly the better. I even heard one that advertised for balloon bouquets. bleh. I'd rather have flowers. And some chocolates. Ooooooo, and a clean apartment. And dinner out. And cuddling.


Anonymous marcy said...

We have a running joke at our house that my husband must not really love me since he never gets me those tacky Kay Jeweler diamond pendants. I second the vote for flowers and chocolate, and I confess I love the notion of a holiday focused on sweethearts and pink and red. Commercialism spoils so much: I just enjoy the invitation to bake, use doilies, and remind my man how much I love him.

There is a Valentine's response "holiday" centered on men. It takes place on March 14, a month later. I think a radio show came up with the concept, which involves steak and other things* men like.

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