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The Valentine's Day Pledge

Yesterday I went into a store that had hundreds of balloons in the aisles in preparation for Valentine's Day. It reminded me of the scene in the Sex and the City movie where Miranda and Carrie go out to dinner for Valentine's, being that they are two single women. I felt trapped and claustrophobic stuck among all those ribbons and couldn't wait to get out of there. I'm trying very hard to not be angry / sad/ bitter / lonely but I will admit that I will be so relieved when February 15th arrives.

Regardless of one's relationship status, I think we can all agree that nobody likes to be around an obnoxious jerk, be it overly obnoxious about single hood or being in a relationship. To keep everyone in check this year I have created a Valentine's pledge. Please read your appropriate pledge and keep it in mind tomorrow. :)



As a single person, This Valentine's Day I pledge:
  • To not destroy the flowers, candy or gifts of any coupled women around me no matter how much I want to run around the office and dump them all in the trash
  • To not march around grumpy all day dressed in all black
  • To make an attempt to be subtle when rolling my eyes when people in the blissful stage of romance talk about their Valentine's plans in gushy, disgusting ways
  • To remember that at some point that girl getting flowers was me and one day it will be me again so I will not be a hater
  • To politely say "that sounds nice" if trapped in a conversation with anyone in a relationship
  • To drink no more than one bottle of wine
  • To eat real meals and not sit at home sad with a pint of ice cream
  • To be myself and remember how awesome I am
As a someone in a relationship, This Valentine's Day I pledge:
  • To not make everyone I've ever met listen to detailed plans of the incredibly romantic night my significant other and I have planned
  • To offer a gracious "thank you" when someone compliments my beautiful flower delivery and not make people sorry they were nice to me
  • To limit myself to one facebook picture upload, my friends do not to see a play by play of my day
  • To remember that being in a relationship does not make me better than anyone else
  • To not put pressure on my significant other to make this the most magical day of my life
  • To not pout if I do not wake up engaged on February 15th  

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  1. I'm married and don't plan on doing anything, but work. I'm bummed that my morning coffee meeting got cancelled. That would've been a highlight of the day.

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