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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day is highly overrated.  My friend is sad because his girlfriend of 3 years needs a break and he's alone on Valentine's Day. I missed his call and his message on my voicemail was tear-filled. I immediately called him back to find he was okay...he cried it out and seemed better. Tears are good therapy, in my opinion. I use that therapy when needed. I don't know what will become of his relationship. Only time will tell.  Now he has a headache. Could it dehydration from the tears maybe? Good therapy:  a good cry with a tall glass of water and a good friend's ear.

Valentine's Day is a day that retail stores push the public to spend money on their mates.  Whether it's candy, jewelry, sexy underwear or whatever they want to sell, they can spin it to be a must buy for your mate Valentine's Day gift. We start this craziness in Elementary School. Starting in kindergarden we pass out our valentine cards to all of our classmates. In Junior High (or middle school as it's now called), we had valentine grams and oh the feeling you got when you didn't get many, or any valentine cards.

What I can't believe is the push today to spend money on Valentine's Day.  Are we not in a recession?  Are there not many people out of work? It's ridiculous the guilt trip that is put on people on this, the day of love.

So, I'm a little bitter.

5 comments:

Delunalore said...

I agree with you, really. When we were at the grocery store the other day I snapped some pics of a Valentine display and I thought about Easter. They'll literally be putting-up the displays for it tomorrow. I think we get commercially slammed with holidays.

Delunalore said...

I agree with you. We were at the grocery store the other day and I snapped some pics of the Valentine display and I thought about Easter. They will literally be putting up the displays for it tomorrow when they take down the Valentine's day stuff. We get commercially slammed with holidays and it doesn't always have positive affects on people.

ChattyCathy said...

When I was at my grocery store yesterday...there were both Valentine's Day and Easter displays. What I don't like is the hype put out in the media for people (men mostly) to spend money on jewelry and other gifts...which in turn puts stress on us women to then get something either expensive are creative for them...it's just so much pressure. Then it's all the candy...too much...glad it's over... :-)

Agnes said...

Oh, I agree Cathy.

p/s:...I may not have a lot to give but what I got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love....

ChattyCathy said...

we've decided...cards, fancy dinner out on a day that is not Valentine's Day (Melting Pot this weekend...Yum!)...and a fun little something that may remind us of something about each other. I'm second thinking the last part though.