Friday, February 13, 2015

Vulcan Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is the one that disturbs my sense of the logical order of the universe more than any other.  Why is it that those female Earthlings are attracted to red roses?  And why is it that this ritual must take place in the middle of winter when flowers in their Northern Hemisphere are mostly not blooming?  Then there is the fact that if a husband fails to obtain roses for his wife on Valentine's Day, he will be condemned for having never bought a flower for his wife in his life, even if he had bought innumerable flowers for her at earlier times.  Then there is the issue that the flower must be cut, which greatly shortens the flower's life expectancy.  A flower in a pot with dirt won't do, even if it will continually bloom for months.  The Valentine's rose must also have the fresh cut fragrance, even if the recipient is allergic to the flower.  And we haven't yet gotten into discussing the history of this special day.


Rummuser said...

Subliminal mind control for commercial ends.

Delirious said...

My husband offered to buy flowers for me, but I would rather not spend the money for something that doesn't last long. However, I did buy a bouquet on clearance after the holiday for about $1.50. Lol