My 'Grumpy Smurf' view of Valentine's Day
by, 02-15-2009 at 06:37 AM (141126 Views)
I think Valentine's Day is so dumb. I feel bad for people who don't have a 'significant other' who then have to watch all the commercialism hoopla over a stupid non-holiday! It puts lame pressure on men (and maybe women too). Grade school kids should not have to worry about giving out Valentine's. (Ever see the Charlie Brown special where he took a suitcase to school to bring all his Valentine cards home in and he didn't get one?!)
Couples have anniversaries they can celebrate.
At this point you may be thinking I am a lonely old cat person (avatar) who is bitter about being skipped for Valentine's Day. That is not the case. I have been with my husband for many years and he usually gives me something for Valentine's Day. This year it was a package of fancy MM's (which trust me I don't need) but it was something to acknowledge the day. A couple years ago he gave me a pair of amethyst earrings (that was a nice surprise!). Anyway, he knows how I feel about Valentine's Day and I honestly wouldn't care if he didn't do anything.
IMO Valentine's Day=