Don’t give me that valentine crap!!!…

I always have been wondering what is the use of a special Love day in our calendar.

Love (in it’s romantic version) is not a switch on/switch off feeling, it happens during some elongated periods of time. So what my point really is that you can show love and respect to your partner everyday, any day of the year, not just on the 14th of February.

In my book, the 14th of February is another marketing invention (one of the most ancient ones). Invented by florists, the chocolate /candy industry, restaurant owners and the whole entertainment industry. You show your love by taking your partner to a cosy restaurant, or buying them, cards, chocolates, flowers or whatever, the business owners get rich, simple as that. And with the aid of the mass media they create such an obsession on us that we MUST make a present (that’s the whole point of that day) to our partner.

Have you ever thought why Valentine’s day is on February and not on say, May for instance, or any other Spring month (as Spring is considered as a fertility/romantic season). February is generally a flat month in sales, it is just a little after Christmas, so V-Day gives a little boost in sales and therefore income till Spring, where people go out more and shop more 🙂


4 Responses to Don’t give me that valentine crap!!!…

  1. aniche says:

    Valentine’s day is necessary for the sustenance of modern day society. It was originally called “girls get gifts for putting out day”.

  2. coollikeme says:

    Valentine’s day is fun commercial or not.

  3. DrGaz says:

    I’m with you all the way on this one. It is certainly a load of crap. My wallet stays firmly in my pocket on this day.

  4. vagpod says:

    coollikeme I respect that 🙂 It can be fun and also cannot be fun depends on the individual’s situation.

    aniche thank you for the historic info, I didn’t know the V-day’s old name 🙂 Also could you elaborate a bit more on what you mean by sustenance? Do you mean “reproduction” (if you excuse the term)? Why would you need a special day to do that? True love is eternal, or so they say, you don’t need a special day to show it, you feel it always inside. And what about those couples that their relationships have an expiration date (there are so many of those around us, we all know it)? How they sustain the modern society? By making businessmen richer?

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