So I looked it up, and V-day is basically every other holiday; in that it was one of those ancient Romans-slaughter-animals-y
Then along came Hallmark.
Not Hallmark specifically, but cards/chocolates/flowers/e
So now friendship has become candy-worthy. I am not knocking this. I have friends that I love, just not in the “St. Valentine-I-will-help-you-
Now you can potentially spend money on red foil and chocolate love for everyone. Yum!!
I suppose that this “friend inclusion clause” in the Valentine bylaws is so amusing to me because of all our other holidays:
- St. Patrick’s Day…wear green/pinching—fun for all!
- Easter…(us) Christians=Jesus, the rest of you can hunt eggs/poke the Easter Bunny
- 4th of July…ditto, wear red/white/blue
- Labor Day…don’t go to work
- Halloween…dress up or do the “All Saints Day” thing, your pick
- Thanksgiving…kill a turkey and say thank you (vegetarians…um…just say thanks)
- Christmas…(us) Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth, and anyone can kill a tree and give other people stuff, and say thank you when YOU get stuff
What does one notice? Well, there are options for all! V-day however is primarily for “lovers”. It would be like having Mother’s Day roll around, and your mother had died. Or maybe, you never had a mother. Quite the quandary really.
So, I will give my roomies chocolates and conversation hearts while I munch on the “leftovers” while I try to remember which of the two reasons I had for buying the candy in the first place.