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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

Like almost all other holidays or days of some special significance, I’m not one to get sucked into all the commercialism or basically, bullshit, of Valentine’s Day.

The very next day after the stores put all their Halloween shit away, we started hearing about it.  On our radios, on our televisions, in our newspapers and on our computer screens we constantly hear that we are supposed to go out for dinner, buy each other gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, retarded stuffed animals… why?  I don’t need anyone to tell me that I am supposed to do all of these things, nor, do I need to get gifts (or nor do I need to buy gifts) in order to know someone loves me.   I avoid Valentine’s Day 100%.

Here’s an idea:  Rather than waiting for a certain day when we’re expected to do all this stuff, why not do it at random times throughout the year for no reason at all, other than you love someone.  Walk in the door after work on July 17th with a nice little gift and say, “Come on, we’re goin’ out for a nice dinner.”  No reason…

Funniest thing ever – go to any Canadian WAL MART at about 5:30pm on any February 14 and you’ll see about 20 Canadian hosers standing there with their bush jackets and ball caps, standing in front of the “big scary wall.”  That’s the Valentine’s Day card rack… they all look scared, nervous and completely out of their element.  Each of them is thinking to himself two words… “Oh shit.”  He’s thinking he better “pick the right one.”  

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

View PostThunder Bay Rush, on 13 February 2014 - 08:34 PM, said:

Like almost all other holidays or days of some special significance, I’m not one to get sucked into all the commercialism or basically, bullshit, of Valentine’s Day.

The very next day after the stores put all their Halloween shit away, we started hearing about it.  On our radios, on our televisions, in our newspapers and on our computer screens we constantly hear that we are supposed to go out for dinner, buy each other gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, retarded stuffed animals… why?  I don’t need anyone to tell me that I am supposed to do all of these things, nor, do I need to get gifts (or nor do I need to buy gifts) in order to know someone loves me.   I avoid Valentine’s Day 100%.

Here’s an idea:  Rather than waiting for a certain day when we’re expected to do all this stuff, why not do it at random times throughout the year for no reason at all, other than you love someone.  Walk in the door after work on July 17th with a nice little gift and say, “Come on, we’re goin’ out for a nice dinner.”  No reason…

Funniest thing ever – go to any Canadian WAL MART at about 5:30pm on any February 14 and you’ll see about 20 Canadian hosers standing there with their bush jackets and ball caps, standing in front of the “big scary wall.”  That’s the Valentine’s Day card rack… they all look scared, nervous and completely out of their element.  Each of them is thinking to himself two words… “Oh shit.”  He’s thinking he better “pick the right one.”  
Two things.

1)   Write your own card with heartfelt sentiment.     She'll appreciate it more than any card you can buy.

2)   Show her you love her and put her first year round.    As long as you do that it really won't matter what you do on Valentine's Day.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

I despise valentines day. even as a kid I was like ".....please, don't get me anything." It was always so forced and mandatory to me >.<
I'd be pretty upset and annoyed if hubby got me anything for V day. but he's like me, so I don't see it happening lol

we show each other love all year.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

I think I'll get some dipped strawberries, some red juice and vodka and get bitchy drunk!

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:47 AM

View Postumoveme, on 13 February 2014 - 08:52 PM, said:

I think I'll get some dipped strawberries, some red juice and vodka and get bitchy drunk!

And then post a bunch of inflammatory stuff on TRF, right?

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

View PostThunder Bay Rush, on 13 February 2014 - 08:34 PM, said:

Like almost all other holidays or days of some special significance, I’m not one to get sucked into all the commercialism or basically, bullshit, of Valentine’s Day.

The very next day after the stores put all their Halloween shit away, we started hearing about it.  On our radios, on our televisions, in our newspapers and on our computer screens we constantly hear that we are supposed to go out for dinner, buy each other gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, retarded stuffed animals… why?  I don’t need anyone to tell me that I am supposed to do all of these things, nor, do I need to get gifts (or nor do I need to buy gifts) in order to know someone loves me.   I avoid Valentine’s Day 100%.

Here’s an idea:  Rather than waiting for a certain day when we’re expected to do all this stuff, why not do it at random times throughout the year for no reason at all, other than you love someone.  Walk in the door after work on July 17th with a nice little gift and say, “Come on, we’re goin’ out for a nice dinner.”  No reason…

Funniest thing ever – go to any Canadian WAL MART at about 5:30pm on any February 14 and you’ll see about 20 Canadian hosers standing there with their bush jackets and ball caps, standing in front of the “big scary wall.”  That’s the Valentine’s Day card rack… they all look scared, nervous and completely out of their element.  Each of them is thinking to himself two words… “Oh shit.”  He’s thinking he better “pick the right one.”  

Since my birthday is July 16 I see no problem with my husband saying on July 17th lets go out to dinner.  Then I get to go out two nights in a row!!!

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

I say let's play a game called "Will my husband remember it's Valentine's Day and bring me something?" Start placing bets guys. My bet is on NO. The only time I get anything from him is when he thinks he's upset me badly enough to warrant a bouquet of flowers.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

It's a holdiay invented to sell stuff, nothing more.

I agree with Thunder Bay Rush- I think a lot of women / girls would appreciate a spontaneous gift during some other day rather than an "expected" one every Feb 14th.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

No, that's like saying it's okay to give your girl a Christmas present in the middle of July.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

View Postgangsterfurious, on 14 February 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

I say let's play a game called "Will my husband remember it's Valentine's Day and bring me something?" Start placing bets guys. My bet is on NO. The only time I get anything from him is when he thinks he's upset me badly enough to warrant a bouquet of flowers.

Oh trust me, he knows what day it is. They've made sure it's been drilled into our heads since birth, more or less. Now if he doesn't get you something, that's by choice which would suck!

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:56 AM

View Postgangsterfurious, on 14 February 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

I say let's play a game called "Will my husband remember it's Valentine's Day and bring me something?" Start placing bets guys. My bet is on NO. The only time I get anything from him is when he thinks he's upset me badly enough to warrant a bouquet of flowers.

That's too bad but I guess not uncommon, I really hope you are exaggerating some of your stories.

A few months ago my 15 year old son asked me to pick up some flowers so he could give them to a girl at school.  I was standing in line with a bouquet of roses and the lady in front of me turned around and looked at the flowers and said "What did you do wrong"?

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:56 AM

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No, that's like saying it's okay to give your girl a Christmas present in the middle of July.

Naw, Christmas is for the birth of Christ.
Valentine's day is to sell candy and flowers and teddy bears for 300% of Feb 13th's prices.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

View PostDigital Man, on 14 February 2014 - 10:56 AM, said:

View Postgangsterfurious, on 14 February 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

I say let's play a game called "Will my husband remember it's Valentine's Day and bring me something?" Start placing bets guys. My bet is on NO. The only time I get anything from him is when he thinks he's upset me badly enough to warrant a bouquet of flowers.

That's too bad but I guess not uncommon, I really hope you are exaggerating some of your stories.

A few months ago my 15 year old son asked me to pick up some flowers so he could give them to a girl at school.  I was standing in line with a bouquet of roses and the lady in front of me turned around and looked at the flowers and said "What did you do wrong"?

I only wish I exaggerated my stories, trust me.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Oh my the tag for this thread just made me crack up.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

As long as Chocolate enters my mouth at some stage today - I'm fine with it.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:23 AM

View Postumoveme, on 13 February 2014 - 08:52 PM, said:

I think I'll get some dipped strawberries, some red juice and vodka and get bitchy drunk!

Now that's more like it! :dweez:

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

View PostDigital Man, on 14 February 2014 - 10:56 AM, said:

View Postgangsterfurious, on 14 February 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

I say let's play a game called "Will my husband remember it's Valentine's Day and bring me something?" Start placing bets guys. My bet is on NO. The only time I get anything from him is when he thinks he's upset me badly enough to warrant a bouquet of flowers.

That's too bad but I guess not uncommon, I really hope you are exaggerating some of your stories.

A few months ago my 15 year old son asked me to pick up some flowers so he could give them to a girl at school.  I was standing in line with a bouquet of roses and the lady in front of me turned around and looked at the flowers and said "What did you do wrong"?

It's crazy, but that is the first thought that comes to my mind when I see a bloke with a bouquet of flowers in his hand. And the few times I've been the one with flowers in my hands (no I didn't do anything wrong haha) I've felt the same kind of looks on me.

Buying flowers is not easy for men.





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