Turn Your Back on Valentine’s Day, If You Dare

Valentine’s Day is this week. Fellas are in the grocery store, standing in front of the card section looking lost and bewildered. Or you may see them at the jewelry store in the mall—because that’s where TV commercials tell them to go.

And ladies get caught in the same traps. We watch gushy movies that tell us what perfect mates do to show love. We see those commercials, too. They tell us we’re to expect a box of chocolates and some sort of bauble. That’s when we’ll know he loves us.

I bought into that story too and was disappointed more times than not. Either the trinket wasn’t exactly right or the chocolate wasn’t dark enough. It wasn’t as I expected. It wasn’t like the commercial or the gushy movie. Continue reading