Phew, this has been quite an exhausting week! It is a much-needed weekend for me, but alas, the weekend is going to turn out more exhausting than the week itself! For all of you who do not know, I love and religiously follow all the seven days prior to the Valentine’s day! And I realized I can be so demanding, that I myself am tired of fulfilling all my wishes! Yes yeah, laugh at my singlehood! *Sits in a corner and sulks*
And now there are a few guys who are looking at my column, then at the date, and my column, and the date again! Yes it’s here! In case all those red coloured heart shaped items all around, popping from nowhere aren’t enough reminder for you guys, here is a direct one! February is that month of the year, when the days are less, but salary gets over in the middle of the month itself! Of course, worse for you if you are better at the game! Oh, you know what I mean!
Given all the love, affection, fretting, dressing, drinking, commitments and single-hood, and marketing, this day wins the award for the most, the most over-rated day in the history of days – more overrated than yoga day or freaky Friday!
There are many myths and legends about why we Valentine’s day. The most popular legend goes like this:
In the third century Rome, when Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
HOW CAN A PRIEST WHO GOT PEOPLE MARRIED BE A MESSIAH OF LOVE? Isn’t that exactly the opposite? I render the entire reason of this day baseless!
Nevertheless, what I love about this day is that people become so creative! It’s like the rest of the year you are trying to be a great engineer or a doctor, or any of the so called respected (read-boring) professions, and then suddenly you come realise that you are a great poet, or a singer! This one day brings out the best in you, and by the way, if she takes two days instead of one to dump you, you must consider taking that talent seriously! That one extra day was just creativity quota!
And there are some who are neither good engineers, nor good artists. You will find them everywhere on roads – even more red than the Valentine’s Day gift you bought – beating the hell out of you! Oh they are just jealous. And unemployed!
With the “kiss of love” campaign, it anyway has been a rough year for love in our country! But with all that training, and practice, I think these goons are quite excited about tomorrow! Valentine’s day – bring it on, baby!
Well, I urge everyone to kiss goodbye to these silly days, which are just marketing gimmicks. After a whole column on it, I may not sound so, but I am a ban-this-day enthusiast!