February 15, 2006

How's your VD?

I let Valentine’s Day go by without mention here. We don’t go crazy celebrating it, as we find it to be a pretty minor event. Maintaining the romance of a relationship cannot be concentrated into a specific day. It’s in the gestures that happen throughout your life. But that doesn’t mean a little chocolate on VDay is a bad thing. (And, as a dad, I do feel that doing something for my daughters is mandatory.)

And we all watched the recent Wallace and Gromit movie together on DVD. Which was good fun.

I don’t think about Valentine’s Day much, so I’d never thought about the dangers of VD before…

It amuses me that VD presents additional complications for people who are cheating on their significant others.

I don’t know why, but it gives me an extraordinary glee at those folks who think they’re being clever, but they the physical limitations imposed by Feb. 14 throw an extra wrench into the works. Maybe it’s the same humor value you get from seeing a really clumsy criminal caught in an oven vent while trying to break into a restaurant to steal money.

In an attempt to appease multiple partners who are ignorant of each other, the perps are easy targets for investigators. And, of course, also do things that make their significant others suspicious.

On the other hand, for many people, VD is the unofficial first day of cheating season. Logistical problems presented by the holiday season can cause cheaters to put off until around VD. Although I wonder if Groundhog Day is actually closer to the real official start of cheating. Who can tell? Investigators are the experts, I suppose.

So, if your sweetie isn’t too into Valentine’s Day (as I am not for example) you might want to look and see if there were two boxes of chocolates on that cash register receipt. People that sloppy deserve to get caught. Heck - they all deserve to get caught.

Posted by James at February 15, 2006 3:39 PM
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Well, that's interesting. That never would have occurred to me, but it's kind of funny.

I just want to watch last week's The Office again. :-P That's good VD.

Posted by: Maggie at February 15, 2006 5:58 PM

Id never thought about the dangers of VD before


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