I’ve been wearing black on Feb 14 for the past 6 years – right from college. No…don’t come to any hasty conclusions. Its not for the reason as given by my dear friend (lets elope someday, hehehehe) OracleIncognito. But for some other reasons.
First time in college when this date arrived, there was a big buzz going around. I, love of God, I couldn’t understand what the hell it was all about. And then someone told me that the buzz is all about the color of dress you are supposed to wear. I was advised to wear a green shirt because I was on the verge of “going steady”. After some time when I was walking towards the college stores I found about a hundred people around the tiny store. Curious, I tried to peek in. No joy. When I asked a girl nearby, I was told that the people were buying gifts for V-Day. Oh boy, I thought, how much do these companies capitalize on something St. Valentine did centuries ago.
Now that was not my problem. But my problem was the concept of these wierd colors and the rules. I am generally a kind of person who cannot adhere to stupid rules. At that time no one knew what black stood for and I assumed that black is showing some sort of protest. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, I wear black on Feb 14.
I used to drive my gf and the other girls wild with anger when I wore that color on Feb 14. I am still happy and still smiling!!!