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Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by Miss-M on 16 February 2009 1:36am
 
Ain't it? :)
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by kazzzz on 16 February 2009 1:53am
 
Yep
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by canaveralgumby on 16 February 2009 6:20am
 
I'm with you! A Hallmark-invented load of malarkey. If you're a perfectly content single person, all of a sudden because it's a certain date, you're supposed to feel deprived? If you're a perfectly content married person with a spouse who loves you and does things for you all the time, then suddenly you're supposed to be pissed if they don't jump through hoops on this one particular day?

BUT I'm glad you two are okay and concerning yourselves with stuff like this!
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by kazzzz on 16 February 2009 6:39am
 
That's it ...you don't need the media to tell you to buy someone a bunch of flowers on a certain day.
I felt so sorry for my Jess though, she made her boyfriend pancakes, coffee, juice, tied a love heart balloon to the tray and bought him a little gift and he didn't give her anything.
And I was spoilt with a pair of earrings.
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by suzulu on 16 February 2009 10:24am
 
I agree. So commercialised!
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by geordiegirl on 16 February 2009 2:52pm
 
Yes, it is. We attended a Slow Food Fair in London on Saturday (artisan cheeses, meat produced to high welfare standards, etc. I cleaned up - ) and there were at least 2 stalls selling Valentine Gift Packages, fizzy wine & heart-shaped cakes wildly overpriced. Opportunism or what?
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by mrsthing on 16 February 2009 3:32pm
 
Yes, like every other holiday, it has it's greedy bastards trying to cash in. But you can celebrate the sentiment without buying into the consumer mindset.
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by mrsteabag on 16 February 2009 4:12pm
 
But it's my wedding anniversary. 23 years of mutual growth experiences. I agree that there are a lot of greedy miscreants out there who have perverted the meaning of the holiday. We went for lunch at our favorite Indian buffet and ate a lot of chocolate, then took Orion to Petsmart to get a box of good biskies.
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by peripatetically on 16 February 2009 6:10pm
 
Yes, there is pressure to buy big items, but we just get a card and a small tidbit for fun. And they aren't really so-called romantic items, just something heard that we've expressed a desire to have. For instance, I bought a small handbook about constellation gazing for my honey bunch. he got me a few small items for my dollhouse which is close to being full tilt! It's an adult collection in the colonial Williamsburg style. Not as easy as the Victorian or modern types . I have no electric items, nor anything that wouldn't be used during the 1700's.
 
Re: Valentine's Day is a load of bullocks by Lounge Trekker on 16 February 2009 6:52pm
 
Yeah, I feel the same about x-mas (different than Christmas)too. OK, our society is propelled by profit motive and I can simply ignore that aspect of these two simulated 'occasions'. The negative aspect of valentines day, and x-mas is it takes away from the real feelings we have toward others. Instead of a spontaneous, or, 'from the heart' act, we are told what we should do, what colour it is, what day to do it on, how much we should spend...

Now Birthdays...there is a reason to celebrate.

Alternate Trekker
 
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