A Text for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a mixed bag. It all depends on which side of the fence you are on: with a Valentine or without. Don’t get me wrong I love a good spoiling on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been showered with multiple bouquets of roses, taken out to dinner, whisked away for getaways, and who knows this year. However, I been on the other side too, particularly in 2010. To date, the worst Valentine’s Day ever for me was that year when I received a text, “Happy Valentine’s!”

Here’s an abstract from my memoir, When All Balls Drop, about my reaction:

So, I paused. Really? This is what I am worth or deserve after 10 years. I got a text for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t know what to do. Should I respond, should I ignore, or what? I certainly didn’t want to respond in a happy fashion, nor the true depressed, sad, and angry response. I sent back, “Thanks. Got your text.”

I sincerely hope that this hasn’t happened to someone else. However, from horror stories I’ve heard, some jerks break up over post-it notes. Come on. This is ludicrous. You can’t send a text for Valentine’s Day. And, that means Facebook updates don’t cut it either.

Words of wisdom: If you are with someone this year that does either, get out and fast.

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