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2013-02-12 12:18:58 PM  

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


THIS!
 
2013-02-12 12:20:24 PM  
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2013-02-12 12:24:42 PM  
This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.
 
2013-02-12 12:26:40 PM  
SAVE YOURSELF!

But candy

/It'll be a L-o-n-g trip without it.
//First one, and all
 
2013-02-12 12:28:04 PM  
ARGGGG  "Buy candy"

/preview, preview, PREVIEW
/'But candy' would work, though
 
2013-02-12 12:28:29 PM  

Klivian: but it feels like a trick.


You have a well honed survival instinct. Listen to your ape brain.
 
2013-02-12 12:28:59 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who hates Saint Paddy's day?


Grown-ups?
 
2013-02-12 12:31:12 PM  

Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


You are a wise man, it's one of the oldest tricks in the book. At least make reservations at a nice restaurant. I would plan someting for after dinner too even if it is just walking around.

/Also very grateful to not be spending this one alone again.
 
2013-02-12 12:32:11 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Klivian: but it feels like a trick.

You have a well honed survival instinct. Listen to your ape brain.


My ape brain wants steak.

How does that help with the V-Day problem?

/Side note: St. Patty's Day Boston Pub Crawl is on again this year
//Not planning it this year, thankfully
 
2013-02-12 12:33:01 PM  
rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


I love the day after Valentines Day and the day after St. Patrick's Day, because all the overstock of unsold chocolate and Guinness go on sale.
 
2013-02-12 12:36:48 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who hates Saint Paddy's day?


People who go to bars and get drunk every day who, one day of the year, can't get a seat at their local and get shoved, jostled, and puked on by amateur drinkers who are under the impression that putting green food coloring in Budweiser makes it Irish.
 
2013-02-12 12:38:55 PM  

rickythepenguin: fdlgrl: I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!


ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND?

You left out one pretty damn important thing.  *WINK*


The remote controlled vibrator?
 
2013-02-12 12:42:56 PM  
Valentines day was nice back when it was just a sweet little holiday and an excuse to do something nice for the person you loved. But yeah, these days its like Christmas, its gone too corporate and too many women have fallen into the "You have to spend $100 on flowers, and get me an expensive present, and this, and that, to prove that you love me." trap.
 
2013-02-12 12:44:17 PM  
Mugato:
Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


I've done St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.  I would liken it to slobbering on donkey wang.
9 hours of waiting in line for beer is not a celebration, it's a poorly planned keg party.

/Love St. Patty's
//bring on the corned beef and cabbage
 
2013-02-12 12:45:06 PM  

fdlgrl: The remote controlled vibrator?


Jeez....you guys get down with a freaking military drone?
 
2013-02-12 12:47:16 PM  

rickythepenguin: fdlgrl: The remote controlled vibrator?

Jeez....you guys get down with a freaking military drone?


Just while I'm cooking dinner.
 
2013-02-12 12:49:31 PM  

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah Boston, New York Chicago, Plattsburgh okay nevermind

has never done it in right

have stories about the day that are so NSFW
 
2013-02-12 12:50:04 PM  

mike_d85: 9 hours of waiting in line for beer is not a celebration


Haha...you did it wrong.
 
2013-02-12 12:50:16 PM  

Old enough to know better: Valentines day was nice back when it was just a sweet little holiday and an excuse to do something nice for the person you loved. But yeah, these days its like Christmas, its gone too corporate and too many women have fallen into the "You have to spend $100 on flowers, and get me an expensive present, and this, and that, to prove that you love me." trap.


i spent $38 to have proflowers deliver flowers to my wife tomorrow (i work thursday night). however, she is expecting nothing more than a milk-carton-shaped box of Whoppers candy, and to her that is more than enough of a gift. but, she deserves some flowers for keeping my kids alive and well throughout the day.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:47 PM  
Remember that year when the super bowl was on Valentines day, oopsies.
 
2013-02-12 12:52:40 PM  

A Leaf in Fall: The only way I can see hating St. Paddy's day is if you are stupid.  Or a recovering alcoholic.


Or you are stuck heading home on the LIRR with hoards of drunk and vomiting and pissing aholes.  More than usual, that is.

That said, I can't say I'm a fan of SVD, either.  My husband took me to lunch last weekend and said "this is your VD present."  Then my lunch got comped for an errant tomato.  And then I paid the bill.  Hey, ... wait a minute.  Something's not right.
 
2013-02-12 12:55:35 PM  
For everything that someone likes, there are 10 people there to shiat on it. Lol. That's the internet. Smh. I see a lot of people playing the "I'm a grown-up so I don't have fun that way" role. And they're saying it on a message board that people use to post juvenile, idiotic, and childish stuff.  Why don't you go comment on a Wall Street Journal article Mr. Nofun McStuffyPants?

/I don't celebrate St. Patty's Day because it's the day after my birthday.
//Need it to recover
 
2013-02-12 12:57:29 PM  

Old enough to know better: Valentines day was nice back when it was just a sweet little holiday and an excuse to do something nice for the person you loved. But yeah, these days its like Christmas, its gone too corporate and too many women have fallen into the "You have to spend $100 on flowers, and get me an expensive present, and this, and that, to prove that you love me." trap.



When was that?  Shallow people have been using all holidays (VD included) as an excuse to be shallow for as long as anyone I know can remember.

\going to dinner with my hubby then watching The Princess Bride on the couch.  The DVD is apparently my present
\\\I won't be spending much on his present either but he'll like it and I'm not going to discuss the exact nature of it here
\\\\people who hate Valentine's Day are usually either single or they're with the wrong person
 
2013-02-12 12:58:20 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Nofun McStuffyPants


I may need a new fark handle...
 
2013-02-12 12:59:20 PM  
Valentines Day sucks when you're in the dating stage.  My wife and I stopped celebrating Valentine's Day years ago.  It's just a day when the nice restaurants are extra busy and the florist jacks their prices up.  I'll drop by the florist after Valentine's Day and see if they got in anything exotic and have it on clearance.  Any good relationship will have some days that have special meaning for whatever reason, celebrate those days not "preplanned price hike day".

Also anyone single guy who claims SVD sucks, get your shiat together man.  It has to be the easiest day of the year to pick up at single women at the bar.
 
2013-02-12 01:00:05 PM  

Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


As a preventative measure I would do some small token, say flowers (not roses).
 
2013-02-12 01:02:30 PM  
I don't hate Valentine's day.  I hate EVERY day.
 
2013-02-12 01:05:40 PM  

shortymac: Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.

As a preventative measure I would do some small token, say flowers (not roses).


Spa gift baskets are also nice and fairly cheap.  If this is your first SVD, have a token in your back pocket.  Women do weird tests.  Also a nice card.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:50 PM  
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2013-02-12 01:09:55 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.

 Announcer: Relationships can seem like an eternity.


Woman: You asshole! What were you doing with my sister in that hot tub?!?!

Announcer : Relieve the pressure.

(soft whisper): Ice...

Announcer: Chill that biatch out... with ice.

(soft whisper): Ice...

Announcer: A diamond lasts forever. But your relationship might not. A diamond is love. Rock hard. And frozen in time. Luckily, most women are shallow, and materialistic.

(soft whisper): Ice...

Woman: A diamond? So you DO love me!

Announcer: Nothing says I love you like a lump of carbon, mined by wage-slaves in Angola.

Woman: I don't even know what I was mad at you about. Do you want a blow job?

Announcer: Passion. It CAN be purchased. And it CAN be overpriced. Ice. Available and very expensive...

(soft whisper): Ice...

Announcer: ...at DeKoch Diamonds.
 
2013-02-12 01:16:04 PM  
I kind of wish all holidays would disappear. I'm tired of having to do things because the calendar says so. I sound like a blast at parties.
 
2013-02-12 01:19:53 PM  

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/Hot but relevant
//More sexy rumpus indeed


Yeah, like anyone would allow me to have sexy rumpus with them.

/still gonna call it Single People Awareness Day
 
2013-02-12 01:26:39 PM  
I don't really care about VD, never have. Hubby and I usually use the winterlicious festival (where fancy restaurants do limited lower cost menus) about a week or so before VD.

This year we're staying at home and Hubby is making me dinner so I can have a break at night, then Friday we're going to a burlesque show. :)

I also hate diamonds :)

/BASK IN MY LEVEL-HEADED GLORY
//All we really want is to show us that you love us and that you NOTICE all the crap we do for you
 
2013-02-12 01:33:15 PM  
you don't see too many girls getting excited about steak and BJ day.
 
2013-02-12 01:33:34 PM  
I'll be the only one to admit that i hated it when i was single, but now that I'm dating i really love it.
 
2013-02-12 01:36:03 PM  
Came here for the "Less complaining, more sexy rumpus."

Left satisfied
 
2013-02-12 01:37:25 PM  
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2013-02-12 01:44:00 PM  
Why would anyone hate Saint Patrick's Day? You don't have to DO anything for it. No spending hundreds of dollars on BS gifts for some ungrateful woman...no having to plan elaborate dates...no spending hundreds of dollars on BS....

Ahem. Anyway, Saint Patrick's Day, as far as I'm concerned, is the perfect holiday.
 
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2013-02-12 01:46:55 PM  

Klivian: She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


It's a trick.  Get an axe.
 
2013-02-12 01:51:44 PM  

Genju: computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.

The Irish don't eat corned beef and cabbage. Or say "Patty." I'm sure  this list will go green (yuk) in the next few weeks.


The author of that list sounds Protestant.

And screw you subby.  St Patricks Day is one of our family holidays and we all get together to celebrate our Irish heritage.  Sure, plenty of non-irish folk go out, get drunk and ... But if it is about having fun and being happy, then more power to the holiday!!

Now - Columbus Day.  There's a holiday to hate.

(Just kidding wops!)
 
2013-02-12 01:53:48 PM  
If you need a holiday to show someone you love them, GTFO of that relationship.  Other than the first VDay we're you're a couple of course.
 
2013-02-12 01:58:32 PM  

cookiefleck: I'll be the only one to admit that i hated it when i was single, but now that I'm dating i really love it.


It does feel weird. Usually I have to be reminded it was V-Day. But 2 weeks ago, a long time friend confessed she's always had strong feelings for me so now we're dating. Now the pressure is on. Settled on some bouquet of flowers made to look like the Super Mario Bros flowers since we both play and a necklace with Mars dust in it since she loves space and wants to work at NASA. Last girlfriend would've biatched "You got me some computer flowers and a dirt necklace?!!1!!1!?11!!!"

/ good farking riddance
 
2013-02-12 02:01:40 PM  

Champion of the Sun: If you need a holiday to show someone you love them, GTFO of that relationship.  Other than the first VDay we're you're a couple of course.


Your post gave me multiple personality disorder.
 
2013-02-12 02:05:22 PM  

FloydA: Champion of the Sun: If you need a holiday to show someone you love them, GTFO of that relationship.  Other than the first VDay we're you're a couple of course.

Your post gave me multiple personality disorder.



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2013-02-12 02:08:19 PM  
I've always hated SVD as it always seemed an excuse for my GF at the time to be pissed I didn't pop the question...Then I have to listen to her on the phone with her mom "No, mom, he didn't ask..."

I miraculously haven't been single for one SVD in 10 years...and the holiday is getting OLD.

I used to like St. Patty's day as it was an excuse to get sloppy drunk at a bar before noon.  By about age 25 or so and with a 9-5 job....the fun of it just disappeared.

Now if I would be getting a paid holiday off for it, then maybe I would change my mind.
 
2013-02-12 02:08:52 PM  
I found out not too long ago that my new brother in law is most likely going to pass away on V-day.

/Fark you Cupid and Grim Reaper
 
2013-02-12 02:09:03 PM  

natazha: Wife thinks SVD is a commercially transmitted disease.


she's wrong; It's an old Soviet Sniper Rifle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snayperskaya_Vintovka_Dragunova
 
2013-02-12 02:12:29 PM  

alwaysjaded: cookiefleck: I'll be the only one to admit that i hated it when i was single, but now that I'm dating i really love it.

It does feel weird. Usually I have to be reminded it was V-Day. But 2 weeks ago, a long time friend confessed she's always had strong feelings for me so now we're dating. Now the pressure is on. Settled on some bouquet of flowers made to look like the Super Mario Bros flowers since we both play and a necklace with Mars dust in it since she loves space and wants to work at NASA. Last girlfriend would've biatched "You got me some computer flowers and a dirt necklace?!!1!!1!?11!!!"

/ good farking riddance


I'm dating someone who loves me very much and treats me very well, so that helps too.
 
2013-02-12 02:25:02 PM  
Get her a gym membership.
 
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