Valentine’s day is a special day to celebrate romance and love. It is a celebration to demonstrate love and affection between two people. My Valentine’s Day last year provided a nice list of what not to do or say to the love of your life on this special day.
What not to do or say on Valentine’s Day to the supposed love of your life:
- Days leading up to Valentine’s Day make comments such as this holiday is dumb, flowers are stupid, jewelry is expensive, and Valentine’s day just becomes another materialistic holiday.
- Complain about the traffic the entire way from the airport to the house. Yell at all the stupid Florida drivers and confirm that commuting sucks. Especially during rush hour on a Friday.
- Ask where the Fu*k did the bottle of Vodka get moved to.
- Ask why in the hell would you buy a steak cut into the shape of a heart. How much money did you pay for that? That doesn’t even look like a good cut of meat.
- When given a heart shaped Norman Love chocolate gift box, comment, “Do I really look like I need chocolate.”
- Repeatedly ask how much longer before dinner is ready, I am Fu*king starving. If I knew it would take this long to cook dinner, I would have gone through a drive-thru on the way home from the airport.
- Those chocolate dipped strawberries are terrible. Where did you get those?
- Those shrimp were not very good quality. They had no flavor.
- As you receive a gift from your love, in return, throw a card back and say, “Well, I didn’t have time to get you anything, but at least you got a card.”
I tend to be a bit of a hopeless romantic and get excited to think that there is a day mostly set aside to celebrate a person’s love for another. Last year certainly did not meet expectations!! What was overlooked while making these comments was, in order to make all this happen, I jumped out of bed at 4:30 am that morning, went to work early, ran for chocolates during my lunch, and waited in line for nearly 45 minutes to handpick the chocolates. I left work an hour early to sprint thru the grocery store with a couple of hundred other last-minute shoppers before heading to the airport to pick up my ex-love. I sat in traffic on the way into the airport and on the way back to the house. I knew it was getting late, I rushed to unload and unpack the groceries, I ran around the kitchen to make a lovely HOME COOKED dinner because I knew after traveling all week and eating out, the last thing you want to do when you get home is go out for dinner. Lesson to my followers: Although things may not always be to your expectations, please appreciate the effort your love put in to make you feel special and loved.
One a side note……If you have never had Norman Love Confections (www.normanloveconfections.com) , you are seriously missing out. Since 2001, they have been named the best premium chocolate producer in the US 6 times.