Today I’m not going be deep and socially relevent. Not going to be empowering and informative. Today is going to be unedited and raw….
How I really feel about February 14th….Valentine’s day. (Buckle up, I’ve got a new soapbox!)
First I’ll address those who continue to believe that my broken engagement years ago left me bitter against women. Actually I’m far from that. All I have is daughters. Wouldn’t be a good stance for a father of girls to be bitter against women. I’m honest with the fact that I trust men far more easily than I do women.
That is due to my experience that the men I’ve encountered are far more likely to admit and own their failures than women.
By in large, IN MY EXPERIENCE, men are more honest ABOUT THEMSELVES than women are. They just aren’t likely to share that honest picture with women….but that’s another post.
Along with christmas, thanksgiving and all of the rest of holidays…I really REALLY detest the feeling of being taken advantage of.
No holiday “pimps” the wallets of Americans like Valentine’s day. I won’t go through the disgusting origins of Valentine’s Day and the church’s sickening canonization of the celebration (I’ll post the YouTube video below if you care to know the true origins). But the modern western treatment of the day boils down to this:
we (corporate america) need a way to recover quicker from the slow 1st quarter profits of the year. So let’s create a holiday; condition the gullible western female who is starved for validation to believe that her value to her mate is solely dependant on the expression of “love” he displays on that holiday…and then let’s give him all sorts of choices/opportunities to fork over their hard earned money we want and give him a way to avoid putting forth any effort and purchase her adoration.
Yup, the correct terminology is “pimped”.
Western women are whored out by the florists, card companies, restaurants, hotels, clubs, chocolatiers, Victoria ‘ s secret, spas, salons, limo companies…..
And the western men pay corporate america for permission to romance the women they already have as wives and significant others.
Yup women…..Hallmark, godiva, whitmans, proflowers, victorias secret, and FTD are YOUR PIMPS!
And for one day, you husbands and boyfirends are just a “trick”.
And February 15th, they kick you out of the corporate brothel to go home to your “john”.
(Oops, is that Olivia pope on the curb again pulling up her panties?)
I, personally vow, if I ever marry…I will never let corporate America treat my beloved as a whore and a hooker once a year. We will never buy into paying 110% above retail for flowers, hotels, and the rest of that bologna. We will stick it to corporate America by celebrating our love the other 364 days a year…..at sale price….and pimp the corrupt system.
Now being single, I am celebrating the beautiful magnificent bliss of doing everything I want all day today! The TV is permanently stuck on ESPN….no oprah, no Gilmore girls, no lifetime….Spike tv and EPSN! No chocolate covered strawberries…..Just Pizza and Beer. Nachos. Steak and cheese subs. And I’ll be taking that pedicure and manicure…..by a female…please and thank you! Hot stone massage….for me….oh wait, I just lay here, feel magnificent and it’s never your turn?! Yippeee! And cap it all off with a lazy QUIET soak in a bubble filled jacuzzi! With Bach and Chopin playing in the background….no love songs…no trey songz….Keith sweat…Celine dion….actually beautiful music.
Now that’s happy singles awareness day!
Now we will return you to your regularly scheduled frantic Valentine’s Day malarky!
Here’s the link to the truth about valentines day origin: