Monday, February 13, 2012

Women who expect.....


shit on Valentine's Day drive me utterly insane. I want to grab these chicks shake them a little and say WTF are you thinking? A gift is something a person gives to you out of the kindness and love of their heart not something you make a demand on in that girly cutesy passive aggressive way or sometimes not so passive aggressive way.  I overheard a chick the other day make demands on what they should receive on Valentine's Day to someone on the phone maybe her better half or BFF - "Like I am soooo over the roses and candy I want blah blah blah, come one I am like so worth it." This statement alone made me want to poke her eyeballs out with a fork but her 12 year old girly like talk and squeak just took it over the edge - {I do not know why most women in the age range of 25-35 sound like 12 year old tween girls in Calif but they do}. The sad part is this woman chick was I would say about 45 who was trying to look and act 21. What type of person thinks this way? Sorry to say just not cool it is women like her that give the rest of us a bad name.

I am not a huge VDay fan I can take it or leave it.  I think that you should tell/show wife/husband/partner/mate whatever on a daily basis how much you appreciate and love them on a daily basis. You should not need a "special" day to appreciate that person. Because let's get real here.....we all know that yes St. Valentine's Day is an actual kind of "holidayesh" day but we all know that is is a greeting card, candy giving, rose delivering orgy day.  I applaud the folks who go all out in a creative, romantic ways it shows that you have taken the time and thought into the process.



Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day,[1][2][3] is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrsnamed Saint Valentine. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sendinggreeting cards (known as "valentines").[1][3] The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendarof saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.
Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[4]

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12 comments:

Jen

I agree completely! Yes, I love being romanced and all that but not when it's forced. Vday is just another way for card, candy, and flower shops to make a buck.

Jeremy Bates

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joeh

I am so with you, See my Valantine's Day rant tomorrow.
I really hate the, "I don't want anything" test which really means you don't have to get anything, but of you don't I will be really pissed!

I also hate the teen talk from grown women. Nice post.

Thaaank YOU'uuuu!

Cranky Old Man

Lady Goo Goo Gaga

It's absurd, I was getting cards yesterday and people were milling about in the store holding teddy bears and Cupid statues.....so dumb
I was annoyed I had to spend $10 on cards.....

Michael Ann

I have never liked Valentine's Day until I had kids and then could give THEM fun little things :-) But the forced romance has always bothered me.

Mommy Bags

I swear it is so sad I will be dipping some strawberries and chocolate for my man but that is about it. I tell him I love him everyday he does not need the 14th on February to know that he is the bomb each and everyday

Knocked Up in Bama

I'd rather have flowers on a random day instead of a "society dictates you need crap today" day. Although my husband is sending me flowers (hate when I see things via online banking I shouldn't) if I didn't get them, I wouldn't care. All I really want right now is chocolate...and wine...and since I can't have wine, I buy myself chocolate. :)

Susan

Oh wow, I couldn't agree with this post more!
Susan
http://75percenthippie.blogspot.com
http://happyhippieheart.blogspot.com

Andrea

I absolutely love Valentine's Day, but the funny thing is that it has nothing to do with the gifts! Maybe it is just that I like heart shapes...maybe I am just crazy! :)

KERRY

I totally agree, we do nothing for it lol
So commercialised and just another way for stores to make money.

Mommy Bags

I am ok with the day I just think that some chickie d's have made into you must get me a gift or don't bother showing up at home.

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse

I feel the same way. Maybe I will get flowers maybe I will not.Sometimes we exchange cards sometimes not. It's not a big deal for my husband and I. I hope this doesn't make us lame....lol:)

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