Happy Valentine’s Day! Or Not

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Photo from mysterynet.com.

It’s interesting that somehow a Christian holiday that celebrated a supposed saint who used to marry people against the orders of the state (primarily soldiers) and which is most famous for Chicago gang-land killings is somehow now a Hallmark holiday in which googly-eyed people can’t get restaurant reservations because they’ve all been sucked into the marketing/commercialism. There was a line stretching out the door at Godiva in the mall as I walked past as people who are obviously too busy to think about their significant others 364 days of the year make a valiant effort to step over their neighbour for a box of chocolate in the shape of a heart today.

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