Yes, it is time for Valentine’s Day. But, if you are looking for a story about chocolate kisses and a rose petal path leading you to a candle lit dinner for two, this article is not for you. Some may describe it as an opportunity to exchange gifts, and sentimental cards with loved ones, but some Bennett Belles say it’s a waste of time.
Kemmesha Hines, a Bennett College junior, says her most memorable Valentine’s Day was a “Recipe for Disaster.”
Hines did her best to refrain from cursing when describing what happened to her on Valentine’s Day a few years ago.
“He lied to me. The week before Valentine’s Day my boyfriend told me that he was going to be taking out his mother and grandmother.”
She goes on to say that they made plans to meet up later in the evening, but he cancelled those as well.
“I got off work and decided I would drop by his house to see what happened. I saw him walking out of his house holding hands with his ex-girlfriend.”
Hines was not going to leave this situation alone until she got some answers. She said she was angry and wanted to know why he would do such a thing.
“I was so furious; both of them got a piece of my mind. He told me she had just needed him because she was having family problems but there is no excuse for canceling on me with no explanation.”
This year, Hines will be spending time with her little sisters to avoid the stresses that come with dishonest men.
“I just don’t want to set myself up for failure this year.”
Jocelin McDonald, a freshwoman had a horrible Valentine’s Day with her then ex-boyfriend.
“We were supposed to go to Chili’s and I was dressed up; hair curled up, really cute heels and a nice top. He stood me up.”
McDonald says she tried to give him a chance and he completely messed her up.
“He never returned any of my phone calls.”
This year, McDonald will be hanging out with friends.
Though there are many who are picking out there outfits and making reservations, Valentine’s Day, for some is just another day of the week.
Share your most memorable Valentine’s Day experience in the comments section.
By: Epiphinae McClennon