There are a lot of haters out there on Valentine’s Day, and I admit I am sometimes one of them.
Let’s be honest: the single life isn’t always the dream life on that particular day. However, I made the decision a few years ago that there is a silver lining to the stupid holiday. (Oops, there I go again.) While it can be rather annoying to see people inundated with chocolate (I hate chocolate) and flowers (all they do is die), the day after Valentine’s Day is almost worth seeing everyone around you so happy in love.
I have two words for you, friends: discounted candy.
So when all of your friends are putting fresh water in vases for roses to try to keep them alive (won’t happen), you can hit up the local CVS and get some conversation hearts for 50 percent off. Cha-ching!
It’s actually quite nice–I don’t have to ponder and agonize over what to get for someone, because I already know the perfect gift to get for myself. And I’m not even paying full price.
Thank you, Valentine’s Day, for existing, so that Feb. 15 can bring joy to the single hearts once again.