halmarkCan I say out loud that I hate Valentine’s Day? It’s true, and it all stems from my huge dislike of being told what to do and when to do it.  Why should the retail world tell me when to be a nice guy? On top of that…they want to over charge me and tell every other guy in the world to do the exact same thing on the exact same day! It sounds kind of crazy when you really sit down and think about it. I sat my wife down one time while we were dating and threw a proposition at her.

Which would you like better?

Would you rather me get you flowers and take you out to dinner on an assigned day of the year?

or…

Would it be better if it happened randomly on say…March 3rd and you had no clue?

Any woman with a mind would say that they like the surprise better than the assigned day. Add to that…things are cheaper, flowers are easy to find and you get the satisfaction of the surprise!  It is really a win/win for everyone involved. Maybe I am over speaking here a little bit and some guys actually need a day like Valentine’s Day. They need a day they are told to be a decent human being. I don’t know…but I can tell you I am sick of fabricated, retail holidays where I am told I have to do something. Does it really come from the heart if you are told you have to?  I don’t think it does…