I always try and persuade Mrs R that Valentines day is over rated, but she never agrees and always insists that we should do 'something special' to 'show each other how much we love each other'.
I can chose any day of the year to do that, like her birthday, or an anniversary of the day we met, or the day we got engaged, or the day we got married, or just a 'Sunday in March', or any day! Why should I be a sheep and tell Mrs R my feelings on the same day as everyone else? it's just a huge marketing plan to make more money for Hallmark and Clinton Cards..... And Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday) is no better! Yes mothers should feel special, but they should feel special all year round - people shouldn't need a single day a year to remind them to tell there moms how much they appreciate all that they've done since they were born.
I don't know, she erects muddy moats round her dwelling to keep all her admirers at bay, then tells us she hates valentine's day.
I called in to Sainsbury's at around 11.30, and it was full of panic-stricken young men dashing around picking up any card and any bunch of flowers to hand, with horrified expressions which said "B*gger b*gger b*gger, I've spent the whole evening in the pub and I've just realised what day it is and she's going to kill me if I go home now but she might not kill me quite as fast if I can persuade her I've made an effort."
May I just empathise with TLMJJ on the Tesco 'smartarses'...
I was once the owner of a particularly 'Summery' shirt (for summery, read garish and bright) - but I liked it none the less. I dropped in to Tesco to get some BBQ essentials, and the checkout assistant said:
"Can you hear me ok, because your shirt is quite loud..."
Well, call me an old Romantic (or a slave to commercialism) but I had a lovely dinner with Mr P in "The Don" on Tower Bridge last night - (Jools Holland was at the next table) it might also give you an idea of why I was still awake at 4.23am too ;-)
Me too! The tube last night was full of unutterably smug women holding bouquets of flowers and looking around to make sure that everyone had seen them! (Although I'm not saying that if I was the recipient of aforementioned bouquet I wouldn't also be doing the same...!)
The Lady Miss Jo Jo Wrote:
> I hate Velentine's Day.
> Last night on my way home I popped into Tesco on
> Broadgate, which was full of men buying flowers
> and wine, and they were playing love songs over
> the PA system.
> When I got to the checkout with my bottle of
> wine and packets of cat food, the woman looked in
> my basket, raised her eyebrows, and said, "Having
> a romantic night in with your cat, are you?"