Well the original plan was for all the lonely hearts to get together tonight and watch the new movie Jumpers which was released in cinemas today.
But then that plan backfired. Here's how the conversations went down...
DAN: Are you planning on watching a movie tonight?
ME: Yeah. I'd invite you, but I don't want to spoil any special time between you and your wife.
DAN: Nah, don't worry, I didn't book or plan anything. So what time will you be going?
ME: Probably the 8:30pm session.
DAN: Alright see you there.
MARK: Hey dude did you want to go and watch a movie tonight, say, Jumpers??
ME: Yeah, sounds good. But we'll probably have to get there early as it's Valentine's Day today and it'll probably be packed.
MARK: [pauses, obviously thinking about something]
ME: Are you there?
MARK: Yeah, yeah. Listen I'll give you a call back in 10.
WILLO: Hey dude, wassup?
ME: Hey man. Where are you?
WILLO: I'm in the car being driven by a lovely woman to King's Park.
ME: [drops phone] HUH??
WILLO: Yeah. One of the chics from church has shouted a romantic evening meal at King's Park for us.
ME: [picks self up from floor] Wow! That's awesome dude.
WILLO: Hahaha. Yep, Jemimah has got all the food prepared, and all I've had to bring is an empty stomach!
ME: That's excellent. I hope it goes well for you...
[Another call is coming through. It's MARK.]
ME: ...hold on Willo, I've just got another call...
MARK: Hey man, I'm thinking I'm going to bail tonight.
ME: Okay, no worries.
MARK: Yeah, I just realised it was Valentine's Day and I'm thinking that it's going to be packed anyway. I say we just watch it tomorrow night after youth group.
ME: Yeah, good idea. Catch you tomorrow night then?
MARK: Yep, see you then.
[Back to Willo...]
ME: You there Willo?
WILLO: [still laughing] Yeah. So what's happening?
ME: Oh nothing man, just wanted to see how you're going. [it sounded a little too clinical]
WILLO: Yeah well I'd catch up with you tonight dude, but unfortunately I've got a very lovely woman with me tonight.
ME: [rub it in... LOL]
WILLO: So maybe we can catch up on the weekend. Have some stuff I need to talk to you about regarding cell group.
ME: Kewl. Have a great nice and I'll hear from you soon then, eh?
WILLO: Will do. Cya.
You go girl.
Well I truly hope that everything goes well with him and Jemimah tonight. Honest. I've been praying for him that he would eventually meet someone who would treat him right, and I hope now my prayers are being answered.
Hopefully once I get my direction in life sorted next Valentine's wont be alone.
To all those who celebrated Valentine's Day alone and without any gift (like me) my heart and love go to you all. Be happy for those who do get surprised, so that when it's your turn they'll be happy for you.
Tomorrow's another day.
The roses will wither.
...and chocolate only makes you fat.