If you appreciate your father's fathering and general behavior, can't you just say so? Shouldn't he already have a clue whether he's worth a damn or not? Another inconvenient day when maybe you have better things to do.
Same goes for all these crumby holidays. Bah humbug! Oh, that's the wrong one. But even then a lot of people can feel awful for not having a bunch of money to spend.
Screw that. If people can't handle you day by day, and then expect something on predetermined trumped up days, then who needs those people? Not me.
Valentine's is a great one. I can't remember it ever working out right. Either I did really nice things and ended up pretty much casting pearls before swine, or I had to work a lot and had no time or energy for it, always something.
I must have blocked the day from my memory because I do not recall a single Valentine's day of any sort. I only recall feeling bad or unappreciated or like I wasted my time on it.
Valentine's day must be added to my ever growing list of things that are the devil.
Then again, reality aside, way aside, this year I actually could play that game. However, reality is, I'm sitting on top of the world and I woke up this mornin' and my baby done gone and left me.
Except she wasn't here to begin with. I said I was putting reality way off to the side somewhere.
Despite what they say, most of the women I know make more than me or my hoodlum friends thee days. So the pressure should be on them. Equal everything, "I can hold my own door you pig", and all that.
Times have changed. Other than me, it isn't the guys on the highway flipping you the finger these days. I remember when those women would go out of their way to smile at me. Not now.
They flip you off and don't even bring you a Valentine flower. I hope none who ever gave me a flower see this. Wish I could remember who those sweet girls were. Dumb me, I wouldn't have known the good ones if they bit me on the butt.
Now that I think of it, never mind.
How many people who are otherwise doing fine, feel the pressure of Valentine's day and try to force it? An that just results in tension, friction, phony nonsense; maybe even divorce or ugly breakup. All for nothing.
If she doesn't know you like her then she either isn't paying attention or you are being secretive. No one needed to create a gold digger's dream of a shakedown holiday.
This is a wonderful one for the guy who has a main squeeze and a designing mistress. You know the type--she is convinced he'll leave the wife and kids, lose all his family and friends, just for her.
And she's not about to make his secret any easier to handle. He has to play Valentine's Day for both the wife an the one about to ruin his life.
The other chick and the egomaniac deserve one another, but if they are not in the shadows sneaking and deceiving, the whole thing loses its charm. Another of those crazy problems created by V Day.
Maybe they all had another man and that's why V Day was not so great. Some guys get off purely on the thought that they are violating another man's sweetie. That is very sad, isn't it? Ego related things can be ugly.
So to hell with Valentine's day. I've convinced myself that everyone is either cheating, gold digging, or simply ungrateful swine.
We need a send me to therapy day to fix all this. Once a year, instead of flowers, deliver a therapist to my doorstep. Yay. Finally problem solved. What did it take, about a two foot long post?
Sometimes the trouble makers get caught