I’ve always been anti-valentine’s day, I’ve even been in the papers for my views on this.
It seems trendy in the last 1-2 years to go against Valentine’s day, it seems anti-commercialism is finally hitting the mainstream.
What’s the point really? Overpriced flowers? Overpriced dinners?
As I mentioned before, I learnt a very good lesson about 20 years ago from my lovely mother, I bought her some tulips on mother’s day as is customary.
She scolded me upside down..
The gist of her message was why…why did you buy these flowers today when they are triple the normal price? What does today mean? Why do you need to buy these flowers today? Can you not show your appreciation to me on any day? Or every day? Because the flowers are triple price, that means on other days you could buy me flowers 3 times rather than 1, and they would be unexpected, so more appreciated.
She advised me if I wanted to do something, make her a card, or make something, that would show I really put some effort and not just dropped some money, which anyone can do. And it doesn’t support the commercial bastards who are intent on emptying our pockets.
Basically she said the day is bullshit, and the same goes for Valentine’s day, appreciate your partner every day.
Not just when the man wants you to so he can grab your money. Buy your girlfriend flowers whenever you see some nice ones, surprise her with a nice dinner. Celebrate your anniversary, because that is a meaningful day.
Don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or whatever other spend-your-money Day they come up.
And to those singles who say Valentine’s day makes you feel more single, you are a bunch of wet, spineless, no brained fuckers too.
Valentine’s day has never made me feel anything, either way…because it’s a meaningless day created to make money.
Don’t support Valentine’s day.
Be my Anti-Valentine.
Images from VD.
You can see what I wrote about Valentine’s day 2 years ago:
And other people who agree: