Hey boys and girls, I hope you all had great Valentine’s Day? Maybe you enjoyed a romantic dinner with your important half, or you got wasted after going to parties for singles (did you find a date?), or that you spent your night working til late and then you realized your date had been waiting for you for 4 hours and all the restaurants had closed so then you couldn’t find any nice place to spend time with your date and so you went home. (Oh noooo!)
Good, I think you had a nice Valentine’s Day.
However, beware of the Post-Valentine’s Trauma. They can be very disastrous and frustrating:
- You found yourself paying for HK$800-1,000 for a bunch of flowers for your date and they faded after 2 days and ended up in trash cans with leftovers and toilet paper.
- You found yourself paying for a dinner for 2 heads that was equivalent to buy half of an iPhone 4GS. Or if you had dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, you could actually have bought a whole iPhone 4GS (and probably a Hello Kitty iPhone case as well).
- Hong Kong girls complain about eating too much chocolate (i.e. 15g, equal to half of a chocolate bar) because everyone (including herself) was distributing chocolate at the office.
- Florists found themselves still having a big stock of unsold roses. (Note: I tried to help them clear their inventory by buying some roses around 11pm on Valentine’s Day where everyone had already got flowers, but they still did not slash the price and offered a rose at HK$100!)
- Hungover for work after loads of champagne and wine.
- Hong Kong girls share their V-day experience with friends and complain to their BF why the gift she got wasn’t as good (i.e. as expensive) as her friends’.
- The Hong Kong girl who got the biggest bunch of flowers at the office on Valentine’s Day got boycotted by other female colleagues.
- When you buy gift for your important half next time, you have one less choice.
What’s your post-Valentine’s trauma (or excitement)?