RUSH: A story from CNN out of London: “Valentine’s Day: Lonely Time for Singles — If you don’t receive a dozen red roses this Valentine’s Day, don’t fret, you’re not alone. The love season is a lonesome time for many — flowers, chocolates and red hearts flaunted around can make it hard to ignore your single status.” Ha!
Well, Lora, you need to call this program and call this program fast, because you are falling pray to a giant marketing trick. Do you know how many of these couples are out there having dinner tonight are doing it because they think they have to? How many boxes of chocolate, how many cards, how many dozens of roses are being sent not because anybody wants to, but because if they don’t they’ll catch
This is another thing I refuse to play by. They want to schedule… We get too many obligatory holidays like this. This is not a holiday, but nobody will convince me that Hallmark isn’t behind this in a conspiracy going back to the 1400s, the descendants of the Hall family in Kansas City, they probably started all this. Then the Russell Stover people. They’re all from Kansas City, by the way. Then the Russell Stover people got involved, and then it all broke loose, then they found a saint to associate with it, and why am I not more romantic. (interruption) Who says I’m not romantic? What is romantic about
Look at this. We got however many single people in this country are going to be in the fits of depression tonight simply because (interruption). Well Snerdley won’t and I won’t be. I’ve got some people coming over for dinner tonight, a couple family members are in town, but there’s not going to be any reference to Valentine’s Day, I’m telling you! I told them to get that out of the way before they show up. These are just little manipulative tricks that our society plays, and Lora De Felice? Somebody call her. She’s 32. Tell her it’s not worth it. It’s not worth getting depressed. Lebanese takeout is fine; action movie is fine, but if that’s what you want to do, then don’t let anybody tell you that what you’re doing is not good simply because you’re alone.
This is just all this manipulation going on. Really. Really, I’ve never really understood Valentine’s Day. I have never understood it. (interruption) Aaaaaah, as a teenager it’s different. You don’t know anything, and you think this kind of stuff actually works. This doesn’t work. The women
“He sent me roses on Valentine’s Day.”
“Yeah? Yeah, and would he have sent them on February 14th if there weren’t a holiday?”
“But he did.”
“Yeah? Okay, fine, but obviously it doesn’t score you any points.”
Who ever remembers a Valentine’s present unless it’s an engagement? (sigh) Eh, sometimes you never forget those.
RUSH: Dena in Madison, Alabama, I’m glad you called. you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Never better. Thank you.
CALLER: I wanted to call you so many times on all your political views but now I’ve actually called and gotten through on such a trivial issue, but I had to call and say how much I agree with you about the whole Valentine’s issue.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you.
CALLER: It is over the top. I am a married woman with — of course woman with — 15 years this April, and we dated for seven years before that, and I’ve never liked Valentine’s Day, and I think that the media and the marketing has gone way over the top with it, and this poor woman that this article is written about, I’m hoping that there are other mothers like myself, mothers of young girls that help teach their girls
RUSH: The mass marketing, I don’t think there’s that. Obviously you’ve got the Valentine ads and you’ve got the Valentine’s this and so forth. I mean, if people want to fall into it and participate in it, it’s fine. The thing that touched me about the story is that here is a woman who is actually giving up the power of her feelings to a
It’s like New Year’s Eve. Everybody thinks that New Year’s Eve is the best party in the world and everybody is at the best party except them, especially if they’re alone or staying home, and they get all depressed because they think all these other people are out there having a grand time when not nearly as many as they think are, same thing with Valentine’s Day. The number of people eating dinner tonight in a restaurant because they actually want to be there as opposed to: “I’d better do this. I better make this reservation. Gosh, I hope I can get a table!” I would wager that the vast majority of flowers going back and forth today and candy grams and so forth and dinner reservations is because of, “I think I’d better do this,” sense of obligation. Meanwhile, this woman is sitting those people feeling all alone, and it’s just a shame. She doesn’t have to be.
CALLER: Yeah. I just hate it that thought process has to happen and I just can’t help but think that there are many more out there like that, and I just don’t want my daughter to feel like that when she’s growing up, you know, that someone telling her how to feel, and it’s just ridiculous. It really is. It’s a family thing for us. We do it as a family.
RUSH: Valentine’s Day?
CALLER: I’m sorry?
RUSH: You do Valentine’s Day as a family?
CALLER: Well, no. We let our children enjoy it. They get little Valentine’s cards and things like that, because it’s not —
CALLER: No! No!
RUSH: So you have fallen for it! (Laughing)
RUSH: You just have made it something else! (laughing)
CALLER: Not in the sense that you’re talking about. I don’t make my husband feel like he has to go out and buy me something.
CALLER: I just think that’s ridiculous.
RUSH: I’ll tell you what. Dawn asked me when I first went on my little monologue about Valentine’s Day, she — What was her question? “Why am I so unromantic?” Or am I (interruption). Well, Dawn, here’s the way I honestly look at this:
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