Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Fuzzy-Bear loves Cuddly Boo
Every year, I wonder why it is that some people find it necessary to pay good money to publish a little Valentine message in the newspaper. It doesn't look pretty, and presumably if your beloved is looking on the Valentines page, it isn't a surprise, either.
In today's Times we have Neil's message to Nicola: he is "very sorry" but loves her "SO MUCH". Buns wants to go on "papoosing" with Baby Ping. James is begging his "little German friend" not to go to Bristol (well, at least it's not back to Germany). Pretty Face loves Sweetcheeks; ditto Chimp and Dozzle. And so on and on and on...
Since these messages mean nothing (presumably) to anyone other than the happy couples in question, why spread them about? I don't care whether people's little German friends go to Bristol or whether Neil is sorry. Neither, I suspect, does anyone else.
Perhaps I'm just an old cynic. (But I did receive a Valentine.)