The Little Things I Love and Hate 2

It’s been far too long since I last blogged * checks when I last blogged * ok so 3 days, it still feels like ages so here we are back again for another round of blogging about the little things.

So as it’s Valentines day, i’m gonna start with little things I hate. Valentines days cards.

Valentines days cards are one of the most pointless meaningless representations of affection to have been created by card companies world wide. For someone to send a card that has been mass produced multiple times over, it renders the meaning of the sentiment pointless. Love is something that should be able to be expressed without having to send a €5 card that has a crappy poem scrawled on the inside.

Now anyone reading this and thinking I’m being overly bitter, think of it this way; when I was single I didn’t send or receive any cards from anyone that I had a crush on. I never thought more or less of the fact that cards were never exchanged, I just accepted the way things were. However, when I was in relationships and cards were exchanged, I can’t say they made me feel more or less affection towards the partner than receiving a random gift on any other day would make me feel. In fact, personally I’d prefer to get a little present of my partner as a random out of the blue sign of affection than getting a card off them for Valentines day. As a wise man once tweeted,

How is taking someone out the same day that everyone else is going out special. The day before everyone else. Now that can be special.

In the same vain, how is sending someone the same card that a million other people are getting on the same day special? The sentiment is lost the commercialisation of the Saint day.

Wow I really went on there didn’t I. ok something short and sweet for Little things I love…

Picking your phone up just before a text comes in. It gives me a little sense of godliness, as if, by touching my phone it inspired a message to arrive. It doesn’t matter too much who the text is from or the context of the message, but if it contains good news then all the better. I know I know, the messages are actualy sent around 3 seconds before i pick up the phone and there is no way someone could write a text in the fragment of time between my touching of the phone and its alerting me of a message but it’s still fun to have it happen and who knows, maybe I am a god and I just don’t know it yet. SMS GOD AWAY!!!

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Posted on 14/02/2011, in the little things and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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