A whole lot of general hype and Whatsapp forwards and just the general manufactured tone in the air tells us, REPEATEDLY, that Valentine’s Day is the supposed day of love. The flowers and balloons and cakes and cookies - all red and heart-shaped - abound in every direction seem to provide divine inspiration for a lot of, well goof-ups to put it mildly! We walk down memory lane with Pranay, Kaveri, Akshita and Shashank, all of whom recall their worst V-Day experiences.
Priorities done right
Ask Shashank about the worst V-Day experience and pat comes the reply. “It was on a certain Valentine’s Day that my team lost the semi-final of the Panjab University inter-department cricket tournament,” he rues. The alleged love in the air probably didn’t help with the spin.
Then there are some, like Akshita, whose parents become extra vigilant on Valentine’s Day - resulting in a kind of house arrest. “While I can feel love in the air and amidst all the drama that seems to go on in the city, I have spent all my Valentine’s at home,” the 23-year-old quips not-so-happily.
Pick up line Roadies style
It was a not-so-fine day in Valentine’s week when Kaveri, 25, faced a not-at-all-fine pick up line. Taking a cue from the popularity of Roadies (a reality TV show) in Chandigarh, a guy walked up to Kaveri and said, “I think I have seen you somewhere. Are you from roadies (Aapko pehle bhi kahin TV pe dekha hai)? Definitely not.
The sigh Pranay, 25, begins with tells you the story isn’t going to be a pretty one. “This was back when I was in Class 12. Birthday of the girl I was ‘with’ fell on February 13 so I was under immense pressure. I also gave her all the gifts one is supposed to during Valentine’s week,” he said. “I don’t know how and when it came to this but on February 14 she declared that the both of us should focus on our studies with our board exams round the corner,” he goes on. “So, basically, I got dumped on Valentine’s Day and how!”