To all those who didn’t receive a valentine’s this Tuesday, 14th of February 2012 let me just start off by saying that I’m not here to gloat about receiving a valentine’s this year but to admit that I feel guilty about receiving one.
Why should I feel so guilty about receiving an expression of love from someone who I care about? Why am I contemplating hiding my gift from my work colleagues instead of proudly showing it off?
Probably because whilst I see my gift as something beautiful some of the single people around me see it as a kick in the teeth to their current relationship status.
Now I’m sure I’m not alone out there when I say that I feel enormously guilty at receiving a gift on valentine’s day especially when it means it’s like pouring salt on an open wound for a single person so whilst all you singles out there are glaring at us and having a dig at how dumb valentine’s day is then please do know that we do feel bad about your circumstances which prevented you from receiving your own gift but please don’t hate us for being happy that we received ours.
It’s doubly awkward being the person who receives a gift on this day and you would be surprised how many people out there downplay their happiness today just so those who didn’t receive something don’t become uncomfortable.
At one point or another we have all been single on Valentine’s day so instead of making this day uncomfortable for either of us couldn’t we just be more considerate of one another in the future and call a truce?
I know I would appreciate it.