VALENTINES…….HELLENTINES

DID U EVER STOP TO THINK WHO STANDS TO GAIN THE MOST LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY?????

I’VE NEVER BEEN ONE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, EVEN WAY BEFORE THE COMMERCIALISATION STARTED, BUT IT’S A DAY THAT’S HARD TO IGNORE..AND NOT FOR THE REASONS YOU ARE THINKING. LOVE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT…

IT ALL STARTS ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY, EACH TIME I WALK INTO A SHOP, I’M BOMBARDED BY RED AND WHITE ALL OVER THE PLACE, ENOUGH TO MAKE A PERSON DIZZY.

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YOU CANNOT PICK UP A LOAF OF BREAD WITHOUT BEING REMINDED OF VALENTINE’S DAY. EVEN THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN RELATIONSHIPS, GET SO CONFUSED, AND END UP BUYING SOMETHING RED AND FLUFFY, (MOST LIKELY WITH THE BREAD MONEY), TO GIVE TO SOMEONE THEY ARE “HOPING” TO MEET. PERSONALLY, I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER TO JUST WAIT FOR THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE’S, AND YOU’LL BE ABLE TO EASILY AFFORD THOSE EXPENSIVE CHOCOLATES AT HALF THE ‘VALENTINE’ PRICE, AND YOU’LL EVEN HAVE CHANGE LEFT OVER FOR THAT LOAF OF BREAD…

MOST PEOPLE CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY, BECAUSE THEY ARE TOLD TO….BY HUNDREDS OF ADVERTISEMENTS, AND RETAILERS WHO CONVINCE U THAT THE ONLY WAY TO SHOW YOUR TRUE LOVE IS TO BUY THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND MEANINGLESS GIFT.

IN THE REAL WORLD, I THINK PEOPLE WOULD TRULY AND HONESTLY PREFER TO STAY INDOORS WITH THEIR LOVED ONE OVER A QUIET DINNER, AND SOME MUCH NEEDED QUALITY TIME.

INSTEAD WE FIND PEOPLE SCURRYING AROUND LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT OR TRYING TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT AN EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT, OFTEN WITH MONEY BORROWED OR WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN SAVING FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS. PANIC SETS IN AS THEY STRESS ABOUT WHAT TO WEAR, WHICH RESTAURANT TO BOOK ETC ETC…..WHY DOES LOVE HAVE TO BE SO COMPLICATED???

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IS IT FAIR? IS IT REALLY FAIR TO COMMERCIALISE EVERYTHING? TO RAISE PRICES ON ORDINARY GOODS WHICH ARE ALREADY WAY OVER PRICED. DID YOU KNOW, VALENTINE’S DAY IS THE MOST LUCRATIVE TIME OF YEAR, AFTER CHRISTMAS, FOR RETAILERS…..

LOVE SHOULD NOT HAVE A PRICE TAG……..AND VALENTINES SHOULD NOT BE A DAY OF REGRET NOR SHOULD IT BE LIMITED TO ONLY ONE DAY TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE. WE GET A NEW OPPORTUNITY EVERYDAY TO TELL OUR LOVED ONES HOW MUCH WE LOVE THEM, SO WHY WAIT FOR VALENTIN’ES DAY?

BECAUSE THE ONLY PERSON SMILING AFTER VALENTINE’S DAY IS THE GUY WHO SOLD YOU THE R20.00 TEDDY BEAR FOR R200.00

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2 thoughts on “VALENTINES…….HELLENTINES

  1. I fully agree with ur sentiments not only does it force people into conforming but what abt the depression it causes for those who don’t have partners? Also a relationship would be going along wonderfully but if they don’t conform or have money to conform the outside influecneces can cause dissatisfaction in the relationship

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