She has a point. If you’re one of those people who hates Valentine’s Day because you’re single, you are definitely in good company but Shonda Rhimes, the creator of hit shows “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” was particularly ticked off after someone tweeted her asking her to write something inspiring to the ladies alone on V-Day.
Here’s her response:
Here is what I say to all the ladies who are alone on Valentines Day: please do not ever use these words “ladies who are alone on Valentine’s Day” together in a sentence ever again. Ever. Again.
Valentine’s Day is just a day. It’s just a day of the year like any other. Go. Be happy with the people you love and who love you. See a friend. Read a book. Flirt with a cute boy (or girl). Dance it out. Watch a movie. Have a party. Build a robot. Stop a Zombie Apocalypse. Take over the Earth. Paint your toenails. Eat soup. DO ANYTHING.
BUT DO NOT buy into the idea that a day created by greeting card companies should be more romantic than other day or should make you feel lonelier than any other day. Cause life is awesome. And that (feeling lonely cause of a day) is stupid. And a waste of perfectly good time. And it makes me do things like write ranty tweets. Because FOR REALS? You’re asking me to cheer up women who are alone of Valentine’s Day? You don’t need cheering up. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. You are perfect and awesome just like you are. You just happen to be listening to someone who says you aren’t. They are idiots. Ignore them.
Because FYI? A lot of great things can happen to you while you are single.
I came up with a show called Grey’s Anatomy while I was single.
F**k Valentine’s Day. Go do something with your life.
Do you agree that Valentine’s day is just a greeting card holiday designed to make people spend money and feel bad about themselves if they’re not coupled up? What are your plans for this evening.