Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Great Investigation

Hello Dear Readers,

It has struck me with great interest to know what you all think about the upcoming Valentine's Day.

In fact, I have taken to questioning people randomly on the street to determine public opinion on the matter, as Kirsten, from the UK can reliably attest :-).

Initially I intended to do a series of interviews in the laid back-tourist town of Queenstown, New Zealand. Unfortunately my time there has been cut short and I would like to use this opportunity to ask you, dear readers, what you think of the entire situation. Don't be shy, share it out.

I am especially interested in this because interviews to date have indicated that, contrary to what marketers would have you believe, many people think that the day is over-commercialized and that having a day "assigned" to caring about people is silly.

What do you think? If you like the day, what is your idea of a great Valentine's Day?

1 comment:

  1. Hi James:
    Yes I guess Valentine's day is certainly over commercialised, the system is really only interested in how much money they can make you part with. If you want to show love to another it is far better to show it on a daily basis. In the way that you treat a person. But the world being what it is, it is not perfect so I guess the day formalises at least one day & you don't have to be sucked in by the commercialiastion & can show your caring & love with out the bunch of roses...regards...Norm.