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Valentine's day.... The way I see it.

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by skiny, Feb 15, 2012.

    Feb 15, 2012
  1. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    Now that Valentine's day is pretty much over is it safe for me to point out that it's really the silliest celebration of the year?

    It's really just a commercial event created and designed specifically to sell cards, flowers and chocolate.

    Now I'm not saying not to be romantic. By all means buy the flowers and candy but why wait until you're told when to do it? Don't get fooled into buying all these boxes of candy in "Valentine's day" shaped boxes for twice the price just because you're supposed to. The stores and manufacturers love it. Take the same candy, put it in a special box and either sell them for twice as much or sell 10 times the quantity to people who will hand it off to someone who will in turn probably appreciate it less than any other day of the year.

    I'm generalizing of course. The first year or so in a relationship there's the want to impress your newish mate with how fantastically romantic you can really be. Of course a half dozen years later or so it's more a matter of "Here's your candy." - "Aww, thanks..... Did you get the mail while you were out?"

    In fact I think Valentine's day is the least romantic day of the year. It's the day everyone knows they're getting some flowery gift. It's fully expected. Take that same bouquet of flowers you gave on the 14th of February and randomly hand them to her on the 14th of April or May and see how much more they're appreciated. Do it for no reason other than the fact that you saw some flowers and wanted to buy them for her. That's thoughtful. Plan your surprise candle light dinner on the 12th of June. That's romantic.

    Valentines day is just another day you're expected to do stuff and what makes it worse is you're not even really celebrating anything.... Except maybe the one time of the year you can buy pretty much any candy in heart shaped boxes.

    Now you may agree with me and you might disagree with me but either way, do yourself a favour and do NOT ignore Valentine's day. As unromantic as it is, it is vitally important that you acknowledge it.

    Trust me. You can buy her a ring on November 14th, a car on December 14th, a house on January 14th but if you give her nothing on February 14th you suck. Just acknowledge the day when it comes as you're supposed to and move on.

    And when the day is gone and the behaviour is no longer expected, when the heart shaped, over priced boxes are gone off the shelves, sometime mid week when you both got those hump day blahs, bring home some flowers, light some candles and be really romantic.... Just cause you wanna. ;)
     
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  3. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    Great hypothesis skiny. I say give her a huge box of chocolates on April 1st, then take them back and eat the lot whilst giggling `April fool ` at her ;).
     
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  5. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    :lolup: and you wonder why you're still single. Don't come between a girl and her chocolates, fool!
     
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  7. Surasanji

    Surasanji Experienced Member

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    You also shouldn't come between a mother bear and her cub.

    I'll chance the chocolate. :3
     
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  9. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    I really had to refrain myself answering this lol ;).
     
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  11. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    lol...appreciate your restraint. :oops:
     
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  13. klara1968

    klara1968 Dormant account

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    BTW

    BTW SKINNY...
    WE DO NEED THIS SILLY DAY...
    FOR ALL THOSE MEN WHO NEED A MEMO TO BRING A RICH BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TO THEIR WIFE/GIRLFRIEND...
     
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  15. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I'd take a rich Belgian with chocolate. :p
     
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  17. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    I can buy my own chocolate, and I don't want a man that needs a memo to bring me something;)
     
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  19. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    You see how quickly that day went from "Be romantic" to "Need.... chocolate..."
     
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  21. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    Yep, it could be getting dangerous in here :eek2:, attitude adjuster incoming.............

    Valentine's day.... The way I see it.: kitties.jpg,Feb 15, 2012
     
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  23. BingoT

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    Always give chocolate.
    Valentine's day.... The way I see it.: PMS+chocolate.jpg,Feb 15, 2012
     
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  25. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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  27. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    I remember 27 years ago my wife always said.......
    Valentine's day.... The way I see it.: pms.gif,Feb 15, 2012
    This is why I am still married today because I gave her chocolate.

    Oh and never forget to give them.....
    Valentine's day.... The way I see it.: Crazy-Lady-Chocolates-for_1E00A8A8.jpg,Feb 15, 2012
     
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  29. samoas

    samoas Senior Member

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    :laugh: Spewed my morning cup of coffee over laptop from reading this thread!:lolup:
     
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  31. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I took this woman out once who told me she had PMS.
    I thought it meant pre-marital sex.


    Boy was I wrong.
     
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  33. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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