Valentine’s Day seems low-key this year

The Globe & Mail: Send flowers for Valentine’s? Bah humbug! I’d have to disagree with Russell Smith on this one. Valentine’s Day, at least in Toronto, seems low key this year. At the very least, I haven’t been sickened by the store displays and ads. Maybe my tolerance level has risen. Ho ho, that’s a good one.

I’ve never understood Valentine’s Day. If you’re in a loving relationship, you should have special romantic days several times a year, sometimes spontaneously, sometimes planned. Why require marketroids to dictate when you should be romantic? And why be upset if nothing happens on that one particular day? You have three hundred and sixty five days to celebrate love. Do you truly lack the imagination to pick days other than February 14th?

Wait, ninety-nine percent of the planet doesn’t have the required imagination to do anything other than what they’re told. My mistake. I keep forgetting these things. As you were.

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