Sunday, November 11, 2007

Singles Day

Most of the Western world is remembering their war dead today, November 11.

But in China, they're celebrating another day -- Singles Day.

That's because if you look at it in Roman numerals, it's 1111.

I don't know what you're supposed to do for Singles Day except that I would think it's a sad way to recognize those who don't have a significant other.

There are some articles in the media meant to cheer up those who aren't coupled yet by listing the benefits of being single.

This is a society that pushes young people in their early 20s to get married so that their parents can have grandchildren as soon as possible. Women in their 30s who still aren't married are labelled spinsters.

Having Valentine's Day and Chinese Valentine's Day is already bad enough. We don't need Singles Day to remind us that we're singletons. Unless you're going to give us tax breaks or throw us a party, forget it.

2 comments:

ks said...

confucious says ' everyday i search my own soul three times'. it is always nice to ask youself why are you what you are. there must be something difficient in your behavior, your character, the way you treat people, your speech, your appearance. there must be something not too inviting. ask thyself then change.

IheartNY said...

Wow, an entire society programmed to harrass single people. This explains my relatives.