Today is the day of balloons, cards, glitter, roses and that thing called “love”.
Love is in the air. Love is SO much in the air that it threatens to nauseate and suffocate people with its one day niceness. I am not anti-love here. I love being in love and being loved as much as you or maybe her or maybe even him. Today, I just want to know , what is it with us women?
I was at a local coffee shop, sitting alone waiting for my “well-not-on-time” and reading a book; minding my business while judging the cheesy couples sitting around me on couches. It’s like watching pigeons. From far away, they look beautiful. Once they start making out on your window sill, all you want to do is crap on them. Anyhow.
While I was trying to effortlessly look busy, I saw two girls of my age working on this huge monstrosity of a card. Hearts, photos, sparkly glittery love card. They were religiously decorating it for some “lucky guy”. Completely engrossed, oblivious to the snickers and superior glances from the other people (myself included). It was both happy and sad.
One never sees men doing these things. No two “dudes” will ever be found decorating a pretty little card for any girl. You won’t find them fawning over someone else’s masterpiece, nor will you see them spending hours simply discussing a stupid gift. Then why do women waste so much time?
Even I plead guilty on this account. Many a night has been spent writing a poem and then decorating it till it looks worthy enough for public display. But the thing with me is I take not more than ten minutes. My brand of romance is both speedy and efficient. What bothered me today was the seriousness of effort, the amount of hard-work, the labour and the dedication that was being wasted on a card for this one day. Sure she loves him. I hope he loves her too. Does that justify all of this?
Seeing those two friends was like a mental slap.
Sure, indulge each other, be all gooey and mushy but for heaven’s sake don’t waste your goddamn time. At least don’t drag your single friend along. Do it at home. Meet him and spend more time together than on making cards. There are so many great ideas out there on the inter-web that requires neither money nor hours of your precious time.
If only women spent that much time on themselves rather than making their “men” feel special via these methods.
Be romantic, avoid stupid.