Hallmark has restocked their cards, florists are standing at the ready, and See’s Candies have prepared a fighter squadron. Valentine’s Day is drawing near; with each day crossed off the calendar in red ink, the perspiration of significant-other’s around the nation insurmountably increases. Now more than ever, there pressure is on to please one’s partner through showering them with thoughtful gifts that also bend the budget. Chaos has broken out among those in relationships, and those seeking ones; in the midst of battle, many are calling the holiday “V-Day.”
Upon walking into Trader Joe’s, locals were seen grumbling about the whole ordeal of V-Day.
“The fact that we have to board these ships of love and sail across the treacherous channels of the chocolate aisle is simply not what I was made for,” Kirk Dun said.
Mr. Dun is not alone in his disgruntlement with the love-holiday turned atrocity, however. In the See’s Candies across America, whether in malls or small retail stores, a commotion like no other begins at the10 A.M opening time. Employees are quitting their jobs with each passing day, but not out of conflict with their managers, but out of pure fear.
“All the customers storm purposefully into the store, and sometimes I can hear faint battle cries from the back store,” Carmel Mountain See’s junior-manager Lee E. Ros said. “Customers now scavenge the racks of heart-shaped candy and seem to foam at the mouth with anticipation.”
Managers are trying to stay calm amidst the constant attacks from customers, but some are losing their patience.
“It hasn’t been like this in past Februaries,” Manager Mark Hall said. “But with this whole ‘V-Day’ attitude, customers are turning our shops into battlegrounds.”
Many dedicated significant others, however, are not phased by this change in the holiday.
“I would do anything for my boyfriend of three weeks, he deserves my utmost effort to make the day special,” San Diego suburb resident Norman Dee said. “I would do anything for him just to storm the beaches of his heart.”