Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentines day....

So, Feb 14th is with us once again, a day which is worth something incredible like £2.5 billion...think of all those cards, and unnecessary gifts for a single day.

We're keen advocates of recycling, and believe one of the best ways to address this is to stop sending cards.  I'm sure that all the men out there would be keen supporters of this, but we have to keep the fairer sex happy, and they are completely sold on valentines day.  Sure, you will hear the 'let's not make a big deal', 'I don't want a card, it's just commercial' and all that, but sure enough, if you do not get her a card, and spend some money, she'll think you don't love her, you'll spend more time grovelling, sleeping in the dog house, being continually reminded of it for years to come yada yada yada.

It's a challenge to every man out there, let's stop this valentines crap, and spread the £2.5 billion to other places where it could be used more constructively.  Who needs to be told when to be romantic? If everyone that buys a valentines card needs a day to be romantic, then what is the rest of the year like?  There are children starving in this world, there are people sleeping outside in this crap weather, there are people suffering from diseases which cannot be cured.  Come on people, if even 1% donated their money to charity instead of buying cards, that could make a real difference to people all over the world, £25 million is a significant amount - imagine if 10% did it!  Of course, this is not the only benefit, imagine with all this money not being spent on cards, production would (eventually) need to be cut....leading to some environmental benefits as well.  This is a great idea, and I look forward to your comments.  Men, women, aliens, what do you think?

Also out in force today are the umbrella nazis - it's pissing it down out there, and people in London become even more slefish when they have an umbrella.  It is clearly not the umbrella owners responsibility to look out for other pedestrians, and if/when they take someones eye out it will clearly not be their problem.  Come on all inconsiderate people, take a minute to think about what you're doing, and other people!

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