Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Twas a week before next Tuesday!

The month of love.  Or, February.  Here it is a week before Valentine's Day and I have yet to decide what to buy my fictitious boyfriend.  What? What do you mean I'm crazy??? Doesn't everyone have a fictitious significant other??? Ha! Alright,  enough! Or some of you may actually start believing me.

Let's play "What's on Yvonne's mind tonight?"  Want to? Good.  Well bloggies, as I mentioned above, Valentine's Day is almost here.  I know, I know, you're all puking and rolling your eyes at me aren't you?  Well stop.  This isn't going to be a sappy, schmoopy kind of post.  Not all of it.  Let me explain.  See, I have quite a few friends who are teachers. Well, last week, one of them posted something on Facebook about how the dreaded, Valentine's Day, will now and forever more, be known as "Friendship Day" at their school.  -Oh the travesty! I'm not sure if it's just one school district or all of them.  But the word on the street is, "get rid of the cupid with the arrow."  -Seriously?  This is a problem?  There is nothing else more pressing in this world than being p.c. about a stupid holiday?  Which really isn't a holiday.  I mean, no one gets a day off or gets to skip school.  The banks don't close and the Metro keeps running.  So I don't even know why we say it's a holiday.  But I digress.

Where are the days of the kiddos buying Valentine's day cards for their classmates and teachers?  Where are the days of wistfully writing out each and every card, until your hand hurt and licking each envelope until you couldn't feel your tongue anymore?  And then addressing them.  If you ever got one from me, I didn't just write out your name in cursive.  Of course not.  That would be boring.  I use to use a red pen and draw little hearts all over the envelope.  If you were a boy I was smitten with, I would draw a heart with an arrow going through it.  In my mind, a masterpiece.  In the intended recipient's mind, "oh brother!"  ---But that's beside the point.  I just can't believe that they ("they" being the school district and it's stuffy cronies) are wasting time on something so lame.  Most of my friends that are teachers at this school, are livid.  Some believe they are doing this to cover-up a bigger underlying problem. (bigger in their feeble little minds)  And that "problem" being, not to promote homosexuality.  You know, because "OMG, what if little Johnny gives little Ben, a Valentine and then decide to express their emotions for each other!??"  Get serious!  Sigh, the more things changes, the more they stay the same...

And another thing, what are they going to do in October on the real Friendship Day?  Yes there really is such a day.  Morons.   But that's our tax dollars  being used for great stuff wouldn't you say?

Ok, getting off my soap box now.  In other news, it's almost the weekend!  :)


Belle said...

I wish they would leave traditions alone. It isn't like we have tons of them in North America. They take these things too seriously.

not displayed said...

Valentines day here is aimed fairly and squarely at the couples and it can seriously leave you feeling very unloved if you buy into the commercialism.
When my friend lived in the States years ago, she sent me a Valentines card and explained that in your country it is more about the people in your life you love rather than gender/romance/sex.
Seems a shame if that is no longer the case

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Yes, I love the tradition of 'sharing the love' all around. I bake goodies for friends and neighbors. What a silly thing to mess with. Sometimes I think we just want to shoot ourselves in the foot to be so p.c. about everything.

David Batista said...

I'm sitting here trying to picture little grade school aged Yvonne pouring her heart out into her V-day cards and handing them out in class . . . awwwwwww! :)

As usual, my wife and I won't be treating the day more special than any other. It'll just be another Tuesday for us.

CWMartin said...

Yeah, let's take all the sweetness and innocence in life out of our children's lives. And then try to understand how they end up all messed up.

Yvonne said...

Belle- yes they do! it's so dumb!

Mynx- It is a shame. Is nothing sacred anymore??? :)

YRJ- Being "pc" is overrated.

David- ha! you're silly! oh come on! write your wife a poem or something, don't be a fuddy duddy! ;)

CW- No kidding! It's a darned shame!

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

ARGH!! What an idiotic waste of time. I can't even believe how idiotic this is. When will people learn? When will they EVER learn? said...

I've had many secret overnights with my fictitious boyfriend. I forgot to buy him a V-day gift though. He'll probably dump me over it. Oh well.
Happy weekend,

Yvonne said...

Katie- never. they will never learn.

Robyn- Ha! Glad I'm not the only one.

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