Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Earning Extra Credit...

So this time of year you can't turn on the t.v or listen to the radio without hearing or seeing a commercial for a jewelry store or florist. That's right it's Valentine's Day. 

Valentine's Day is the worst. You see, you have all these hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent by businesses like Jared and Pro Flowers on advertising in hopes of luring me and every other male over the age of 16 into purchasing something to profess our love. I get that from a business standpoint. And that's fine. Let 'em. Let them duke it out over teddy bears and if every kiss does indeed begin with Kay.

What doesn't make sense for me is that for us guys, we've already professed our love. Remember when we said, to have and to hold from this day forward, till death do us part, yada, yada, yada? At that point, weren't we good? Wasn't that me professing my love? I mean, I said I do. I didn't say sure. Or whatev. I said yes. I do.

But somebody out there decided that even though I said, I do, even though I said in sickness and in health, that's not good enough. Because on February 14th, I have to do more. It's like my usual love isn't good enough. I've got to earn extra credit. You know by spending the same amount of money I spend on feeding my entire family for a month on professing my love....again.

So all those times I went shopping with you and stood outside the dressing room while you tried on 100 outfits doesn't count for something?

Nope. Need flowers.

How about the little surprises throughout the year. Like the unexpected diet coke, or good morning beautiful text when you wake up.  Doesn't that count? 

Nope. Must have chocolate.

What about all the bumps in the night that I get up for, or always greeting you at night so you don't have to walk alone in the dark?

Nope. Need candy.

I don't get it. And don't tell me that it's not just a day for women it's for lovers. Paa-lease. You don't hear commercials from Home Depot telling her nothing tells him you love him like a new lawn mower, or stubhub offering 20% off tickets to the game and a teddy bear if you order before 4pm.

Well, better get going. I've got a card to make.....

Tell me your thoughts on Valentine's Day.


  1. I like the commercial, and it kinda resembles my life, 'Every Kiss begins with...will you take $5.00?"

  2. You have a good idea there. Why DOESN'T Home Depot put out valentine advertisements? Ya know, you could make millions off this idea!! You could completely turn the tide of this entire holiday! :-)

    Remember to stay in the lines when coloring your card...

  3. Really, Home Depot should hire you for marketing. They are missing out on a whole market of female guilt!

    But we don't really do VDay around here. We love each other and say it and show it the other 364 days a year. We call it the Hallmark/Hershey Holiday. Plus, we're lazy and cheap. I am making him a nice dinner, though. Which I would have done anyway because I have the day off and my son and I are going out of town for a few days starting Saturday, so it's my guilt meal for taking our son and leaving him alone to fend for himself for five days. (Though he'll probably run around in his underwear with the music loud and every tv in the house on while drinking beer, right? LOL)