Don’t believe in Valentine’s day? I don’t either.. So what am I planning to do? Burning shops – negative. Disturb those poor couples who happen to believe in the tradition – Double negative!
I am planning to spend some time with someone I love on a different day, let’s say Feb 13 the day before valentine’s day. Now why am I doing this? Think of the advantages!
I don’t believe there needs to be a day marked on a calendar to express my love so I protest in Gandhian style (aka gandhigiri) by picking up random day and titling it Valentine’s day. Why do I need to celebrate it at all? Well unfortunately some people believe in this concept. It is an innocent concept which does damage to none.. Much like Santa Clause during Christmas.. So I decided to let it be.
What are the other advantages of celebrating it a day ahead? It is easier to get a reservation for movies, and halls will be less crowded too. It will be easier to book a table in a restaurant and just in case a couple gets a table on V day the staff will try to push them off, so they can get the next couple on the table and make more money. Also places like Church street and Brigade Road won’t be as crowded as it would be on V day.. the autos I am sure will hike their rates on V day!
PS: Why am I against Valentine’s day? I believe its a tad too commercialised for my liking!