posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 06:46 PM
Talking with my sister today, I was commiserating with her V-Day experience when I realized that mine was actually worse. I'll preface this by saying
that neither one of us are dewy-eyed romantics who flutter at the thought of a Valentine's Day gift, sentiment or interlude. But come ON!
My sister's experience: The man she's "dated" long-distance for four years sent her a text message Sunday (yes, the day after) saying her card is
"in the mail."
My experience: The man with whom I live got upset that I had to work all weekend (third weekend in a row and I pay all the bills) and couldn't go on
a fishing/camping trip. To keep the peace and get a little sunshine I went anyway and took my laptop and WiFi hotspot planning to sit under a tree and
work while he fished. We stopped on the way to buy groceries and he threw a $5 card with an image of a kid holding roses into the cart when I wasn't
looking. I wound up paying for it. He gave it to me unsigned, without even bothering to put it in the envelope.
Can't we just do away with this insane holiday, already? It brings out the worst in people, or maybe it just brings murky relationship problems into
p.s. Yes, I am seriously considering dumping his intolerant, freeloading behind and just don't want it to appear to be based on something so banal as
unfulfilled V-Day expectations.