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Old 02-12-2011, 01:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by th3answ3r View Post
is it really a holiday or just fiction? what does cupid have to do with it
The Valentine's Day Story...

One day a long time ago the retail sector was down... it was the beginning of February and no one was buying things after the X-mas rush.... The big-wigs were concerned!

"We need Christmas in March too!"
"Profits will be down until at least July!" yelled another
"WHAT TO DO?!?! WHAT TO DO!?!?! We can't sell shit on St. Patty's day!!"
Screamed the CEO's and board members.

and then someone in the corner piped up;
"What about a day where Roses cost $100 a dozen. Chocolates become more valuable than Oil and everywhere you go dinner at least double in price?"

"This sounds like our wet dream" said the CEO's "What is this mystical day called? and when does it occur?!?!"

"We shall call it Valentines day. and name it after a saint, to cover up our greedy intent... We will put it right between Christmas and the Summer, to give us a much needed quarterly boost..."

CEO's: "WE ARE FUCKING SOLD! How do we market this amazing scam?!?!?"

"We use the oldest trick in the book.... LOVE!!!"

and thus, thanks to retail (who already destroyed Christmas in the name of capitalism) Valentines Day was born.
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