Valentine’s Day is that mushy holiday that I’ve never really cared for (basically because I’ve never had a reason to). It just comes and it goes. I was going to wait until next Valentine’s Day to publish this but since it has been stowed away in my drafts for a while, I thought I’d publish it now.
Here are ten things I dislike about this annual celebration, said to have originated way back in the ancient Roman times, from a number of saints named “Valentine” (who the actual one it’s named after is an extraordinary debate):
- It’s such a manufactured holiday
- No one cares about the single guys
- People with diabetes are the minority
- What the hell is a Cupid?
- We spend BILLIONS on worthless Valentine cards that get thrown away
- The one day of the year where couples sweep their troubles under the rug, and then pull them out again the next day.
- You forget about the credit card debt from Christmas and buy that expensive ring for your spouse.
- Like Halloween, it comes and goes really quickly and has no lasting memory
- All the fake, empty “Happy Valentine’s Day” greetings you’ll get at the office.
- It doesn’t make February any less boring.
This is a first in a series of “Things I Hate” posts.