Thursday, February 12, 2009

Seasons greetings...

It is that season where people make spending seem dispensable, by throwing unnecessary money on greeting cards and roses. They drop every single fruitful activity they could otherwise do in the time they think of a present or the type of the flower.

I have never understood the fascination that women crowd possess for flowers/bouquets. Maybe one has to be in 'love high' to even slightly understand the logic behind. Or perhaps, somebody like me, who buys plastic bonsai from IKEA to decorate the center table in the living room, can never understand.

If a guy, let's say is in love head over heels with a girl, he would certainly buy her a present for Valentine's Day. My sources also say that it would be considered a federal offense in the girlfriend court, if the guy doesn't! That's not the point anyways. The point is wouldn't the girl know that a gift is coming her way? And if the girl has set the expectation right, the guy probably is dreaming about the present too.

I wonder what's the fun in knowing they would receive something for sure on a particular day and still associate a 'surprise' element to it. Once again, 'love high' I guess.

Next lamest idea (probably the most ancient technique as old as 6000 years) is buying Greeting cards. And these days there are those "record your voice/music and send your 'love' through paper" cards. How creepy is that?! Wouldn't it just be easier to make a phone call and say I love you?! Atleast we can save the planet by cutting lesser trees.

I believe this is still so true.

Valentine's Day, like most other occassions, is definitely passé.

16 comments:

Idling in Top Gear said...

Valentine's day is all about giving - to the economy that is. Those rose growers, chocolatiers, teddy-bear stuffers and greeting card printers need to eat too!

It's kind of like how men contribute to the economy of poor, war ravaged African countries by buying diamond rings come engagement time 'coz that's what is traditionally expected (strange considering this "tradition" is less than 100 yrs old!)

If only I had 1/100000 the marketing genius of the guys that started these traditions... Oh, well!

Ree_mathi said...

totally agree with ... BUT i don't Blame the "love high" ... i blame Business minds behind the whole deal!!!!

Amar said...

Ooooo. See who is talking about saving trees.

Ela said...

arambichacha....arasiyal panratha?!

SK said...

Arun,

I agree. But dont you think its unfair to judge people based on what is important to them, or what they do?
Like although I dont drink and have strict policies about that, I do not say all who drink alcohol are losers. I respect their choice and leave it at that, unless it bothers me directly. :--)

maxdavinci said...

why are you stomach kicking hallmark, archies etc?

you will get all their curses...

atleast if they make it a natnl holiday, I can get a day off and sleep...

-=A.R.N.=- said...

The way I see it...its all about Marketing. And our poor bozos don't even know who they're playing into...

Gradwolf said...

Pavam da onnoda varungala manaivi. Romba paavam.

buddy said...

if we all get a penny for every v day post we wrote/read...
we'd love v day too! :D

Brood Mode said...

Cool new look eh?

Rayees Ahamed said...

I liked that ending line.

But i guess it sounds awkward lecturing philosophies to girl friend.

Yayathy said...

I think the era of greeting card is over after the introduction of mobile phones.

Nandini Vishwanath said...

I agree for a change with every word written in this post.

Bala said...

Nanba... whatever you told was right...Good thought....
wishing them in person will make lot of difference rather than getting them the routine gifts or whatever....

RukmaniRam said...

what? no new posts? haven't seen any movies in a while eh?

Vijai said...

Dey Dog,

Romba over ra pesura nee ... Jus remember the days in our college. Gift, greeting cards and flowers pathi pesurathuku unnakum to some extent ennakum thaguthiye illa :) :) you know y :) :)