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February 4, 2008

February – The Pink and Red Month

Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 10:20 pm

I got out of the house today to run a couple errands. While stopping at the gas pump, I spotted a sign showing red roses and reminding me of Valentine’s day. At the grocery store, there was pink and red everything all over. It’s splashed in front of me at every turn.

I will say now that I hate Valentine’s Day as much as I hate any other contrived marketing holiday. Whoever dreamed this stuff up? I honestly say it’s not because I’m single. There’s no resentment here that, wow, gee, I have no one to share it with, poor me, waaah, or any of that stuff. It was that way even when I was in a relationship, I certainly didn’t want my guy to demonstrate his affection for me on one day of the year only. I wanted it to be a two way street all year long.

Once I overhead some young women talking about what they got from their men and it sounded like a competition – who got the biggest piece of jewelry, the most flowers. Seriously. Then, I’ve seen the men wandering around the aisles scrambling to get something, anything, for their women, hoping it will be enough.

When is it enough? Isn’t loving and sharing and the act of giving something of oneself every day enough? Why does there have to be a purchase of some sort to prove it?

Maybe someday I’ll have a different perspective or a different attitude, but for now, this is how I see it.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. I agree with you! If you love someone, you should not wait till Valentine’s to prove it by over-paying for roses. I can’t stomach the thought of roses with a jacked up price tag. I’m very fortunate, though, because Buck brings me flowers all the time.

    As far as contrived holidays go, I hate New Year’s Eve! There is so much hype about New Year’s Eve, people just set themselves up for a terrible fall. I’ve know couples who had the worst fights of their relationship on New Year’s Eve. What a stupid “holiday” that is. Everyone should stay home on New Year’s Eve, pure and simple. And Valentine’s Day has become a holiday for retailers, just like Christmas.

    Comment by Wendy — February 4, 2008 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  2. Wendy, we think alike. Here’s my thoughts on NY Eve: http://littlemis.wordpress.com/2006/12/31/new-years-eve-gag-me/

    I’d say that all marketing should be banned, but I’m turning into somewhat of a marketing copy writer, so then I’d effectively put myself out of business. LOL. I still hate retailer holidays. šŸ˜‰ But I would love someone who brought me flowers whenever for no particular reason. Where do they make buys like Buck? I need to go find me one.

    Comment by Little Miss — February 4, 2008 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  3. I personally hate Flag Day. No one sends me cards or flowers, and I can never find unique gifts. All they make are the same stupid red, white and blue things.

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — February 6, 2008 @ 1:12 pm | Reply


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