Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day

Valentine's day. Huh. Like Debstar, I never heard of it till I was in high school, and then it was a big non-event. Nobody took a blind bit of notice of it. Then I started Going Out With Boys and things changed. Yeah, I expected something romantic, and they couldn't see what all the fuss was about. In theory, I agreed that it was a load of commercial crap, and that we shouldn't need a Special Day to celebrate our true love. BUT...somehow I still wanted roses, dinner, champagne and romance.
I was destined to be disappointed.
When I met Bike Boy, he displayed the usual male cynicism about the whole thing. And of course, the fact that he was permanently skint only added to the certainty that, come February 14th, I'd get nothing. Nil. Zilch, zip, nada. Once in a while he'd surprise me and turn up with flowers, but after several years of marriage, even those dwindled.
So today I was at the office, and one of the girls I work with happened to ask one of the guys what he was getting his wife for Valentine's Day. His reply was 'nothing'. The conversation turned to the commercialism of the whole thing and blah, blah, blah....It went round and round and round. I got sick of the argument and chipped in:
"Look. It's simple. You buy your wife flowers. You get sex. Everybody's happy. Win-win."
Why can't men understand this simple rule?
Jim Schembri obviously does.

1 comment:

Phil Plasma said...

Men do understand that simple rule, the question is what has that to do with Valentines day?

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