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Valentine's Day - Evil Or Good?  
User currently offlineIkarus 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:

Hi!

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?

Looking forward to hear your opinion

Ikarus

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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Why don't people understand it is just a commercial holiday that Hallmark, candy makers, and jewelry stores cash in on.

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Evil...



As you can see it's not a good day for Bugs Moran's gang.


User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Finally, I believe it's great! Go Valentine's Day! ::munching on my Godiva chocolates I got from my b/f:: Mmmm  Smile

User currently offlineEricmetallica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

I HATE IT!!!! Talk about a depressing day... Ugh and seeing other couples in my school killed me. Sad

Eric


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

The day is alright. After all I got an envelope through post this morning. It was a bank statement  Smile.


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

I hate it. It's just another excuse to cut down trees to make cards! SAVE THE TREES Big grin

LH423



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User currently offlineEIPremier 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...


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 996 times:

I have a lot of mixed feeling about Valentine's day.

I have had a kinda bad day though...

I am in love with two people that I really shouldn't be in love with; and I am going out with someone else.

I have had better days!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDerek 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...

(Did you know the celebrate it in Estonia, too?!)


User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Its a good day for chocolate!  Big thumbs up

But today is also a sad day in history. In 1929, the "St Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.  Sad

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineUSAFHummer 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...

Greg



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER 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 !!!!!!

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 966 times:

Plain and Simple:

Good: If you have someone g/f or b/f, whichever.

Evil: If your alone, or recently broke up, divorce, whatever it may be.


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 965 times:

I don't mind the holiday...although in the past few years, including this one, Valentine's Day has come too early or too late for anything significant to occur with the person I like.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 960 times:

KROC hit it right on the head. Trvlr is also right, its just too hard to set a date (Valentine's Day) for approaching your crush, its better to just do it when you feel comfortable.

User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Valintine's Day.....what the hell is that???


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Valentine's day is great if you have a bf/gf. However, if you are like me and single, it's nothing spectacular.

User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 938 times:

cba just said it.

And also I think that its just a holiday for halmark gifts and money in the card companies.


User currently offlineCactusA319 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  Wink/being sarcastic




User currently offlineUs330 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.

User currently offlineIkarus 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.  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I don't like Valentines day. Normally everyone gets a card except for me  Crying

User currently offline10 From Japan, joined Jun 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 913 times:

abolish it.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Eating those "message hearts" and chocolate and the little present from my parents- I love valentines day!


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
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