A Forgotten Valentine
By Shanna, age 17, California
One of the worst experiences ever faced is realizing you were forgotten. How about on Valentine's Day? A national day of romance for everyone in the world ... maybe even animals (lol). You would think your boyfriend would be a suck up to you just to get so much as a kiss. My boyfriend unfortunately left me sitting on the couch with chocolates and a gift I had spent my whole check on. Whoop-dee-doo, eh? All I could do was pout until I got a text message from him apologizing at 1:00 the next morning.
I could not even describe how happy I was on February 13th. I woke up with a smile on my face, knowing that it was the day before Valentine's Day and I could exchange gifts and kisses with my boyfriend the next day. So I dragged my mom out of the house and got her to the mall ... hehe ... best plan ever! Not only did I buy him a bracelet made out of handcrafted titanium he had been eyeballing for months, but also an outfit which was cute.
Content with myself, I woke up the next day with a smile on my face, actually happy to go to school. Unfortunately, when I got there he didn't show up - he missed school. No text, no call, nothing! Surprised, on my way home I stopped by his house, but he was gone. Hoping that he would surprise me at my door, I went home. Nothing but my plain old house. I began to worry once it hit 5:00 pm. Then my cell phone rang. With a quickness I answered it.
He was at work and would be there until 10 o'clock. Somewhat disappointed, I told him I would wait for him to get off work. He agreed to meet me right afterward, which was fine since I was home alone while my family celebrated. Upset, I sat waiting. Once 12 o'clock hit I realized that I was going to be alone and Valentine's Day was over. Hurt and upset, I went to bed crying relentlessly, until I eventually fell asleep.
Startled by vibrations at 1 o'clock, I looked at my phone and saw I had received a text. It was my boyfriend, apologizing and saying he'd gotten hung up at work. I ignored it and held a grudge.
This was horrible. Who spends Valentine's Day alone? To this day I still wonder what really happened that Valentine's Day that I had to spend it alone. Should I be worried, guys?