Coming infractions

On Valentine’s Day, the last thing I want or need to hear is — well, anything from this list, though this specific example is perhaps the most galling:

“You should try to find a date! You know, so you’re not alone.”

Because, you know, it would never occur to someone to try to find a date any other time of the year.

The one saving grace in all this is that the 14th this year falls on a Sunday, so those fortunate enough to be able to partake of late-night debauchery will pay for it dearly Monday morning.


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 February 2016 · 3:00 pm

    at least the title to this isn’t “coming infarctions”

    because, you know, hearts and stuff.

    I like to buy those strawberry marshmallow heart candies and rip and tear them and chew them all up. Perhaps I am part Changeling.

  2. McGehee »

    3 February 2016 · 4:30 pm

    “You should try to find a date! You know, so you’re not alone.”

    Well, my wife’s off that day, so, no worries.

  3. CGHill »

    3 February 2016 · 5:11 pm

    Actually, I thought of “coming infarctions,” but decided I wanted the aural pun. Perhaps I chose poorly.

  4. Lynn »

    4 February 2016 · 8:26 am

    I really hate lists of “Things You Should Never Say to […]” I’ll say whatever I damnwellplease and everyone can just grow up and understand that I mean well. As for Valentines Day… I don’t know that many single people (or that many people at all) so everyone’s probably safe from me on Valentines Day.

    Actually, I liked Valentines Day a lot better when it was just a simple little day when we gave each other silly little cards and maybe got a little box of those Valentine candies with the weird sayings printed on them. These days it’s too much with all the pressure to make it “really special”. So if you’re alone don’t worry about it. Just buy yourself a box of chocolates, watch a movie, and have a nice day.

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