I was at a store today to buy my fiancee a Valentine's card. It wasn't easy, because I had to sift through an enormous selection of cards for people who shouldn't be getting them. Cards for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Valentine's cards for your teacher, a 'special friend', your kids, ones for your dog to give your mother (yes, your dog), and on and on.

My philosophy on this is simple. If you're having sex with the person, they get a Valentine's Day card. If you're not, they don't. Now I can see if you want to give very little children a Valentine's card just to introduce the idea of Valentine's Day to them, but certainly before they are in double digits age wise, you stop. I'm not saying I'm right. I'm not saying my rules run the world. I'm just saying this is my philosophy. I feel this is all just marketing we buy into that mostly benefits Hallmark, American Greetings, etc., far more than it benefits us.

If they're going to make cards for your dog to give your mother, can Happy Valentine's Day for Our Wonderful Garbageman cards be far off? What do you think?