A friend sent this to me (she got it from a blog) and I felt I just had to post it!!
I am contemplating running an anti-Valentines day contest in opposition to SmallWorld’s. Of all holidays that I detest (which really aren’t many) Valentine’s Day gets my all time Loath award. And it’s not because something awful happened to me which has scarred my romantic psyche. It’s because I think Valentine’s Day turns normal, average, reasonable women into neurotic, self-obsessed, whiney, piteous, crybabies. It puts too much pressure on them and it puts too much pressure on their poor unsuspecting husbands.
And no, Valentine’s Day does not affect ‘all’ women like that – it probably doesn’t even affect ‘most’ women like that. But I’m looking out for us underdogs….yep, I’m Anti-Valentining on behalf of all us ladies who tend to put more emphasis on a thing than there should be. It’s too easy to get sucked into a state of nervous expectation that says, “I don’t know what I want in particular, but that man better figure out what it is and do something that makes me feel like a Queen” God forbid the poor man who only comes home with a card, or… forgets. Burn him at the stake and then CHOP OFF HIS HEAD!
And it’s a bummer, too, because no matter how hard I protest and tell everybody in my family how much I hate Valentine’s Day, I still end up with a card, usually some flowers and some chocolate. Nobody ever listens to me. And Geoff only tells me, “I’m afraid NOT to”
So Happy Anti-Valentines to all of you fellow Antivalentiners