Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day. It's the one day in the year that I want to curl up and die. I do. This day has been unkind to me for 25 years in a row. No kidding. Not once, never, as a matter of fact has someone done something remotely nice for me on this day. Which is why, over the years, I have grown to be a lot more indifferent to everything that it represents. Simple.

I love a little romance from time to time, but to have it all on one day is fuckall. Simple. So, today, I said let's go out. I collected three other single women I know and went to Zara's for lunch. Zara's Tapas Bar is the only place in Chennai that you can go to as a group and have a blast. It's not meant for a date OR a night on the town. Just meant to go, sit, drink. Zara also serves a mean lunch, like I've mentioned before. However, no combo lunch today. I mean Valentine's Day and all that we were expected to pay. OK THEN...

We began our day with a morning show of Valentine's Day. I really enjoyed the movie. It was fun to watch on a Sunday morning with girls I like. However, because I woke up so early this morning and slept so late last night, by the time lunch was done, I was ready to sleep! :P At lunch, we were in our element. Loads of talk about everything. Loads of talk about men. Loads of nonsense about the girls at the next table who were drinking at 1pm like it was going out of style. You know the "Look I have elbows aaaaaaa" type. They were doing shots! SHOTS AT 1pm!

What hit me was this. Everyone seems to have a common dislike of Valentine's Day. It is the one day in the year that people are all forced to think about love and what it means to them whether they like it or not. It's like someone's pressurised you to think about love. When you are being forced into a corner, then you obviously don't like it. Despite this, we try to bring out our most romantic sides and make someone we care about happy. For the most part, this day is about that one smile that will tell you everything you need to know. That will answer your doubts about feeling the emotions you're feeling. When that moment happens, then the rest of the year is sorted I think. For the most part. At least you know that the person you are with is with you for a reason.

That still doesn't take away the fact that this is a day that has been unkind to me over the years and I absolutely refuse to acknowledge it. Even if I do find "someone special", I refuse to be sucked into the commercialised bullcock that Valentine's Day has become.

I can't say more really.

Sh

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