Valentine's day

Tomorrow it is that dreaded day in the year. At least, for the man.

Every year the 14th of Februari is the day you cannot do anything well for your partner. If you buy her a gift, it probably is not what she expected and she’ll let you know, and if you do nothing on this ‘special’ day, you’ll be hearing that too for about 3 months.
Valentine’s Day. Blegh.

I’m not going to tell you it has become a commercial fest, nor will I say all women are spoiled.
I’m simply telling you the obligation for a man to do something for his partner is really awkward. Luckily, I’m blessed with a girlfriend who really likes it when I buy her something, and understands why I especially do not buy her something for Valentine’s day. I think it’s much more thoughtful to get her something any other day in the year, a vision she’s supporting.

So for all the poor sods out there, obligated to ‘do something nice’ tomorrow: good luck.

Edit: Today’s Garfield comic kind of fits my post:

2 thoughts on “Valentine's day”

  1. Never had a problem with that at all. Me and Claudia never do anything for Valentine’s and never will either. It’s a despicable “holiday” in its current form. Good to hear your blessing takes the same viewpoint.

  2. Maarten Tijhof – Localhost – A long time tinkerer, I'm now seasoned in the art of integration where most of my work has been completed with Oracle middleware. Also, I'm an avid photographer and badminton player and very much like to travel the world!
    Maarten says:

    I’m hereby predicting Valentine’s Day to be an eat-fest like Christmas and Easter within a period of 10 years from now.

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