It’s February 15th, and for the fourth consecutive year since I’ve been married, I received nothing on Valentine’s Day. Now before I go OFF, I want you guys to know that I’m not the materialistic type of woman that demands gifts or kind gestures, but I am the woman that expects and deserves them. I’ve lived my whole life asking for nothing, expecting nothing…. ultimately resulting in a whole lot of nothing. I’ve lived this way because I was always taught by my dad that women who ask for nothing, are given the world. I’m starting to realize how dumb that is, but whatever. I can honestly say that everything I have in life is a direct result of MY hard work, MY sacrifices, and MY blood, sweat, and tears. Ok, mostly tears… who wants to bleed… or sweat for that matter. This is why on special days I expect the person who see’s me doing it everyday to do something, anything to acknowledge that.
Now, let me say this, this could be a two sided street if you want to be politically correct and modern, but to hell with that. Men, Valentines Day is for the woman in your life. Because I’m straight, that’s the only perspective I know, not to discriminate. All I know is my bff is always as pissed as I am when he receives nothing on Valentine’s Day. That being said I’ll start for the SORRIEST excuses I’ve heard for not purchasing women gifts on Valentine’s Day:
1. The whole thing is commercialized, I can get you chocolate and flowers any day of the year.
Yeah, but you don’t… soooo…
2. You said you didn’t care about the day.
I have a vagina, of course I care.
3. I have to work.
You can have flowers delivered to any place in the world if you wanted.
4. I didn’t think —
Stop right there because it’s obvious thinking had nothing to do with this.
5. There’s always next year.
Yes, unless I hit you with my car.
I’m not bashing my husband, honestly. Some men just aren’t those guys. I wrote this for the guys that read my page, so that you all can be better informed on reasons to appreciate your wife or husband, or whatever on these special days, regardless of your feelings about them.
1. The simple fact that you do something, especially if you don’t like the holiday, is admirable, but that doesn’t mean half ass it.
2. When you’re married or in a relationship, it’s frowned upon if someone else romances your significant other more so than you on that day. You should always be in competition, if not with some other guy, then yourself. Do better than you did last year. Do better than that punk she dated in high school. Do better than that macaroni heart your son made him/her, who does that kid think he is anyway.
3. This kind of relates to number two, but if you have a woman that cooks for you, raises your kid, hasn’t run up your credit card, and hasn’t pushed you into oncoming traffic while taking a nice run, she deserves your efforts.
4. Even if he/she has been sucking lately, a nice gesture never worsens the situation. Unless she sucks because you’ve been screwing up. Then it’s your fault, and you should be doing all you can anyways.
5. This is the person that you love, supposedly. Why should he/she have to scroll through her News Feed and feel inadequate compared to his/her slut cousin who just received flowers at the cost of her vagina, or his/her gold digging best friend who basically cons people into buying her stuff.
Think about that the next time you just decide to opt out on Valentine’s Day, that and the fact that you won’t be getting laid for months if you do.