Love stings, we all know that.
Sometimes, however, it hits you where it really hurts – the wallet.
This is the one of those days that allows retailers to truly cut loose and stick the collective genitals of consumers everywhere into a giant vise and just… keep… tightening.
- Sparkly bling. You just have to sell a kidney to pay for it.
- Chocolates. You’ll be hearing about the weight gain until next year.
- Wine. Nothing like drunken, clumsy sex that costs $200 a bottle.
- Roses. The “Ultimate Retailer WMD”. They know you’re in love and horny enough to pay anything so they raise prices %300 and blame it on “high demand”.
All in all, Valentine’s Day is another casuality of the retail machine’s relentless onslaught, one that won’t be stopping any time soon.
Unless we get smart and customize our celebrations to fall on different days. If we can put a man on the moon, I’m sure we can outsmart some douchebags in suits.