Heart candies, flower-shaped balloons, bouquets of roses, classic romance movies like Casablanca and Titanic, and even heart-shaped cards on the Registrar’s glass door…
Valentine has passed, but ever wonder why single people are so bitter about V-Day? Well, let me tell you.
First, Valentine’s Day ruins diets. At the end of the holiday season, I try to clean up my act, avoid the ham, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, and resolve on New Year’s eve to eat healthier. During the month of January, I am on fire – eating salads and running on the treadmill. Then my forward momentum screeches to a halt come February 14.
Even grocery shopping is impossible. If Valentine’s Day didn’t exist, I could contain my urge to stop for sweets and baked goods as I lazily stroll through the aisle in a grocery store. But during Valentine’s Day, everywhere I turn, my eyes are quickly attracted to the bright pink and red heart candies placed at the entrance. I can’t even buy just a chocolate bar.
Every time I contemplate it, I end up grabbing the whole box of chocolates instead, justifying my diet-breaking purchase by convincing myself that I get more for my money. After gorging on a whole box while watching The Notebook, I wonder why the hell I put myself through this every year.