If you were following my rants and raves last year around this time, then you’re well aware of how much I dislike the pseudo-holiday known as Valentine’s Day. Sure, I could go on and on and rehash my gripes but my perspective hasn’t changed one bit since last year. What HAS changed, however, is the fact that I’m currently in a relationship and my girlfriend doesn’t exactly share my sentiments. So it’s safe to assume that today… the sh*t is about to hit the fan.
You see, I’ve tried for a year to convince my girl of the brilliance of my anti-valentine’s day stance… with varying degrees of success. Ok fine, I failed miserably. It seems there’s no way to overcome the many years of cultural influence (ahem… brainwashing) that has polluted my poor girl’s mind.
But still… I refuse to give in. There will be no flowers, cards, teddy bears, chocolates or gifts of any kind today. At least not from me. Let the orbiters and fan-boys fill her v-day stocking to the brim with trinkets and toys but I refuse to budge out of principle. Because someone, somewhere said that all we have are our principles. (I’m guessing he must also have been a stubborn bastard. I salute you, principle guy.)
So the question is… will mi amour accept her teddy-less fate and acquiesceto my v-day abstinence or will she unhesitatingly toss me on my ass like yesterday’s garbage? Stay tuned for the potentially shocking conclusion. In the meantime, feel free to weigh in below. Ladies, where exactly do I rank on the jerk-o-meter?
To get you in the right spirit, here is a nice little collection of Valentine’s Day Fails: http://chzb.gr/dNvM04
P.S. And if you happened to be living on the moon last year and you still don’t understand why Cupid should be disemboweled, check out these earlier posts from my deranged mind and get with the program: