What do you think of Valentine’s Day?
Usually I shrug Valentine’s Day off as an over-hyped excuse to increase sales and expand markets. I must have become quite skilled at shrugging it off because I barely notice the advertising anymore. They still make commercials for it right? Thank you AdBlock and Netflix.
This year I completely forgot that Valentine’s Day was coming up until 6pm the night before. I typically make small plans of the ‘hey it’s Valentine’s Day, let’s hang out, that’s a good excuse to see you, don’t get me anything,’ sort. I put off making plans so late that I reminded myself of those horrible jokes about February 13th as ‘Desperation Day.’ I had a good laugh at myself, mulled over if I wanted to just give it up or go for the irony, and then asked someone on a last minute date anyways. I wanted to hang out. Who cared what it looked like? Luckily he was free.
On February 15th a guy I used to flirt with popped out of nowhere. He’d been the one to cut off contact, but suddenly he was acting as if nothing had happened. Oh if I had the time, Valentine’s Day would be an interesting socio-cultural phenomenon to study.