Pembroke: God, I hate Valentine’s Day. I hated it when I was single and made to feel like I was worthless because I didn’t have anyone to love, and I even hate it now that I’m married because all it does is dredge up horrible memories of being single and feeling worthless… that and I have to buy the misses something expensive and treat her to an overpriced night on the town… but I get presents too… so that’s something. Doesn’t keep me from hating the “holiday”, though. I mean I get presents on my birthday and I hate it too.
My main problem about with Valentine’s Day is it does kinda’ goes out of it’s way to make you feel bad if you don’t have a significant other, and that honestly isn’t fair. If you truly love someone you shouldn’t have a special day to show that, you should show it all the time. Furthermore there shouldn’t be a day that makes single people feel miserable for being single. Trust me, most of them can do that any other day too, they don’t need a day to remind them of it. In short, Valentine’s is BULLSHIT. Now here’s a word from Chris.
Chris: Believe it or not, I agree completely with Pemmy. I HATE VALENTINE’S DAY! Always have! Partly because growing up and going to school, I didn’t have a girlfriend, nor could I get a girl to go out with me. No one wanted to date an artist…ok, I take that back, there was on girl. She was a cheerleader, but I didn’t want to bring her popularity down by having her being seen with a reject like myself, which I found out later, she wouldn’t have minded…thanks. Anyway, when I was even younger, I used to draw a picture every year for Valentine’s Day where I was brutally murdering St. Valentine, stabbing him repeatedly in his oh so precious heart. I hated seeing people all lovey dovey. Actually, it still bothers me to see people in love, and ESPECIALLY on Valentine’s day. Doesn’t matter if I’m in a relationship or not, seeing people kiss and grope each other makes me sick to my stomach. I can’t stand to see it on tv or movies either. Maybe I’m just a bitter old man, but hey, that’s just how I’ve always been. Then, years of working in retail can kill any holiday for you as well..at least for me. So yeah, Pemmy is reminding me of myself in this comic…though cyanide’s a bit too fur…er, far.
Pembroke: Damn… and I thought I was bitter…
PS. This is potentially the most bitter strip I’ve ever done.