Monday, February 14, 2011

Humor – Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day once again, the day where people commemorate the beating, stoning and beheading of Saint Valentine by eating chocolates out of heart-shaped boxes.  The greeting card, floral, and magazine industries get in the spirit by metaphorically beating and stoning the single women in the country for not being in a relationship.

What’s that you say?  The day is about romance?  Actually, that was invented by Chaucer in the 14th century and then revived a century or two ago by a new set of writers and poets.  It is now perpetuated by those industries that make billions of dollars off the sale of their products and services.

Now I’m not saying it’s wrong to have a day set aside for romance.  What I am saying is wrong is making single women feel there is something bad about themselves simply for being single, for making men in relationships feel they have to yet again top whatever they came up with last year for a romantic gesture, and for making women in relationships think their man’s love is lacking because it didn’t meet the impossible standards sold to them by the various industries.  This is one of the few times where single men have an advantage over the other three groups.

I know a man who was married on Valentine’s Day.  He and his wife are still going strong after more than twenty years.

Ladies, all together now – “Awwwwwwwwww!  Getting married on Valentine’s Day?  That’s sooo romantic.”

Gentlemen, all together now – “Damn, that’s smart!  Getting married on Valentine’s Day?  That’s one less date to have to remember.”

Anyway, gentlemen (or ladies) please remember that special woman in your life.  Do your best to make her feel loved.  If you’ve got more than one special woman then remember – pace yourself and make sure you’ve got the schedules straight.

And ladies (or gentlemen) please remember that special man in your life.  Do your best to make him feel, um, well, loved.  Don’t go overboard, though.  Making him lose consciousness from being loved is a goal, not a requirement.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.


  1. Thanks for the humour on this Valentine's Day, Chip!

  2. @JBT - You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment.