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With Valentine's Day just a couple of days away, people are starting to get ready for the day, or are waiting until the last minute to take a quick visit to Walgreens and buy a teddy bear and flowers. Yet, I believe that Valentine's Day is by far the worst holiday to celebrate. For starters, it is a waste of money.
And sometimes I mean that literally. Two years ago I went to Puerto Rico with my friend Susan, but apart from that I cannot remember the last time I was on a plane with another person. I do recall, however, that on my last flight not one but two women were stuffing wedding dresses into overhead bins.
Let's start with the obvious. It's a grotesque consumerist holiday designed to make people feel awful. Whether you're dating someone or you're not.
OK, so it seems there are two kinds of lovers in this world. There are those who have been waiting all year for February 14 when love is all there is. And then there are the rest of us.
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By Super User Education. Some historians claim it was created in when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 a day to honor St. One legend contends that Valentine was a Christian martyr executed for standing up to the Roman emperor who wanted to ban soldiers from getting married.
It's that time of year again: Happy Singles Awareness Day Yeah, Valentines Day is gonna be great this year, said every single person on the face of the earth. Just kidding--it's awful.
A little over a month after Christmas, retailers figure our bank accounts have recovered from the holiday season and need another reason to drag you into their stores. All you wanted was to go out, grab a drink and get a good dinner, because, why not? While everyone is trying to enjoy their romantic dinner, the only thing taking their eyes off their significant others is you as they throw pity looks your way.
To me, it was always such a pointless holiday, thought up by the greeting-card industry just to generate some revenue in the off seasons. When I was younger, I used to think it was romantic, a day set aside for people to celebrate their love together. Every day should be a day to celebrate your love with another, not just on February What can be worse than that?