Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day

I feel bad for people who die on Valentine's Day. How much would flowers cost then, ten grand? ~ Jay Leno

There has got to be a reasonable explanation why my darling sister (the Lawyer) feels the exact same feelings that I have about V-day. Maybe it's a family thing...lol
The whole concept of romantic, overpriced dinners followed by the cliche of marriage proposal's or passionate nights only to wake up from the stupor to another day in your "real life". I mean I don't mind the Cinderella idea of it that allows you to think for one night that your "pumpkin" of a Honda civic is a beautiful "chariot" or limo; your too short, too tight, too expensive "gown-like" outfit will return to the state of jeans "rags"...the next day. No! I am upset at the fact that capitalism has once again plagued on a romantic or beautiful notion and made it so commercial it has once again lost it's intimacy and realism.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Bravo, lil sis. Read the rest of it right HERE. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate Valentine's day in a cynical, jaded sort of way; but I really don't like the abject pandering and consumerism. This feeling is a direct parallel with the emotions I experienced during Christmas.

In my book, Valentine's day is just another day for the sales and recreation industry to make loads of cash. Sure, they say it's all about reminding the guy to show the woman in his life that he cares, which in itself is decent- but does that care have to be accompanied by oodles of chocolates, red roses and all that other shit? Is there no other way to show that he really cares? Why should a price tag be attached to the amount of love you have for a person?

I would rather he showed me he loved me every other single day of the year, through his thoughts, words and actions than spend a whole day catering to the lowest demoninator of all...cold, hard cash.

That being said...Happy Valentine's Day everyone:)


Poetic Justice said...

Thanks big sis for the shout out!
Seriously, I am not a cynic either, I don't enjoy christmas or val's or anyother commercialized holiday. I would prefere they just be holidays and let people feel what they will instead of the obligatory effect that comes with buying presents...what happens when your guy is broker than broke? and don't get me started on teh whole concept of one day set aside to show love and true relationships...Yeah! it must be a family thing.

NML said...

Sing it Vixen! The whole thing is a load of bollox for the retailers. But happy valentines darling ;-)