It’s just as well.
Valentine’s Day was always for other people, anyway. For me, it was usually the day I was reminded that other people do, in fact, do that sort of thing — but only when I’d walk into my favorite neighborhood cocktail lounge in the early evening and see couples canoodling while they waited for their reservations to be called at the overpriced, overcrowded restaurant next door.
And then I’d remember, “Who are these annoying people? Oh, yeah, it’s Valentine’s Day.”
And then I’d go over to the jukebox and play “Dead Flowers” by The Stones.
Didn’t do that this year. But Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls are glad the extended run of pre-Valentine’s Day commercials is finally over … you know, pretty much the same commercials that ran, pre-Christmas, for overpriced but cheap-ass jewelry store chains like Jared, J.B., Robinson, Zale, Kay’s, J.C. Penney and Sears, for cryin’ out loud, to name the most egregious offenders. At least that’s over.
As Mick Jagger sang, “Say it with dead flowers …and I won’t forget to put roses on your grave.”