#11: The Worst Holiday
I’m a big fan of most holidays. I want snow and family and singing carols at Christmas; I want fireworks and hot dogs on the grill on the 4th of July; I want to spend Halloween puzzling over people’s decision to dress their young children as Pennywise the clown. (Well, I don’t want that, I just know that it’ll happen whether I want it or not).
But I will be the first to say that Valentine’s Day is a racket. Businesses, TV shows, and society at large will come together to convince you that if you don’t celebrate your relationship in just the right way on this day, you are a terrible husband or girlfriend or whatever. So you’ll end up waiting two hours to get into a restaurant just to pay extra money for the special Valentine’s Day menu. It’s a racket, people! Agree with your significant other that you’ll both be happier if you stay home and order a pizza.