Post by JustJohn or JJ on Feb 14, 2018 8:08:42 GMT -7
Why don’t men get excited about Valentine’s Day?
Let’s start with February 14th commemorates the day a mythical person was martyred and buried sometime around 1900 years ago. What’s that got to do with chocolates and roses?
But almost nobody knows that so it isn’t the real reason.
No, first is that men don’t like to be pulled out of their comfort zone. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Secretaries Day, and National Lipstick Day all pull. Men don’t like being expected to remember such days and celebrate them. Men are insensitive like that. Unfortunately the idea of having to buy a Valentine’s Day card for $8.99 (plus tax) when they know Hall Mark promoted the holiday so it could sell cards printed in China for 11 cents is over-ridden by the knowledge that not buying a card will be held against them for life while the commercial sentiment written on the card will be forgotten before the sun sets. It is extortion but at $8.99 relatively cheap compared to the potential consequences.
Men celebrate real Holidays. Real Holidays are mostly those which require beer.
Labor Day is a real Holiday.
July 4th is a real Holiday.
So is Saturday.
Men, when was the last time your wife gave you a six and a Happy Saturday card? Been awhile, eh? Do you hold a grudge? Probably not, probably didn’t even think about it before right now. But ask her “When was the last time I forgot to give you a Valentine card?”…if you dare!
Semper Fi, Brothers. I’d invite you to my Wake but I’m not sure if it will be tomorrow or the day after.
I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies. Winston Churchill
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley