Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1108 times:
Today we all had a brilliant laugh: In the middle of our lecture, a security guard walked in, with a HUGE (70cm long, 40cm wide) pile of roses and two bags full of goodies for one lucky student. Just funny!
However, I also remember all the horror and humiliation and annoyance of school (primary and high school - eqquivalent) where everyone had to pull a name out of a hat and write them a card. Pure terror - especially if you hardly knew the person you had picked.
Somehow this entire day annoys me (I have never taken part and always just observed the thnigs going on around me with a mixture of curiosity and lack of understanding). Some people get overexcited long before, as if it was christmas, and can't wait until it happens. Some people are optimistic and look forward to it. Most get disappointed in the end, or they get cards from people they did not expect.... On the whole a day of surprises, fun, disappointments and humiliation
What is all this fuss about? This day is probably the weirdest holiday of the year, as half the people enjoy it while the other half suffer. (oh, and some people like me just ignore this cheesy crap, laughing or shaking their head at the others...) Personally, I can't make up my mind whether it is a good holiday, or the evil product of consumerism and the flowers indutry (just as Halloween is the product of the sweets industry) What do you guys think? Keep it, ignore it, abolish it?
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
I don't have much regard for the holidays, as they have have been so grossly exploited by the retail industry. I think Valentine's day is a day is a much rosier occasion for those who actually have a genuine romance to celebrate. But, no cards, no roses for me. At least not this year.
From what I understand, St. Valentine was a Roman Christian, who died in the year 269 A.D. Anyway, Rome was still dominated by Pagan religions, and you can probably guess why this guy wasn't too popular. Anyway, he was jailed, and then decapitated February 14. It is said that while in jail, Valentine fell in love with the jailer's blind daughter and miraculously restored her sight. Before his execution, he is supposed to have sent her a farewell note, signed "From Your Valentine." He must have assumed she was a fast learner...
Derek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 992 times:
I LOVE IT!! Another day to get gifts!! WOO HOOO!!! My mom gave me $100 in a card, and she said i could go buy a new pair of shoes! YES!! Not to mention Godiva chocolates, MMMMM they are the best!! I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY!! It would be even better if i had a g/f....oh well...
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 984 times:
Well I had a nervous breakdown trying to figure out what I should do for the girl I like...we're walking in the hallway after 4th period, she tells me "I don't like Valentine's Day...It's too depressing"...Oh by the way thanks AirT85 for your help last night...really appreciate it...
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LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 969 times:
Yes i had to buy my g/f (shes da best!!!!) alot of things, chocolates, stuffed bear, more chocolates, candy, more valentine related toys, and the best gift.......well da we had ta kiss peeps!!! Whats valentines day without making out with your g/f !!!!!!
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 927 times:
If you have a g/f or b/f, then Valentines Day is just another big dent in your wallet. Check this out: I give my g/f a Christmas present, then her b-day is in January and shortly thereafter V-Day. My cash flow goes out the window during those 3 months. But hey, the rewards are worth it
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 926 times:
Betcha didn't know this: the origin of Valentines Day was in a Roman Holiday that was basically involved the worlds biggest group orgy. Christians replaced it with Valentines Day to make it more decent.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 922 times:
I knew it. Apparently, it was celebrated every year to keep the wolves away. If I remember correctly, it involved sacrificing goats and other animals, using their hides to whip spinsters (as encouragement to get married) and young (male) Romans choosing a girlfriend (i.e. sex slaves) out of their town for the rest of the year. When it was abolished and turned to Valentine's Day by the Christians, it was kind of unpopular with male Romans, but very popular with the female ones. I wonder why. Sounds like fun to me.