A CHILLED-OUT girlfriend fully aware that Valentine’s Day is a corporate moneymaking scam expects chocolates and a bouquet regardless.
26-year-old Lauren Hewitt, who often rants about the transparently materialistic and sexist marketing-led occasion, would put up with Thorntons but is hinting at Hotel Chocolat.
She said: “February 14th is just another day. I don’t have to celebrate my love when some suits in an office decide it, and you don’t prove respect and commitment with expensive gifts.
“That being said, I’m not going to turn down chocolate. I’m all for standing up for your principles but I’m not bloody Gandhi. And I bet even he’d put fasting aside for a box of Godiva.”
Boyfriend James Bates said: “Last year I fell for all the talk about how it was corporate propaganda forcing us to spend money, bought her nothing and made her a card. That got me solidly bollocked.
“This year I’ve laid out £70 on exactly the kind of fake, empty gifts she affects to despise, because you can’t trust anything women say.
“In fact I’m interested in seeing how her anti-commercial stance holds up when she gets this three-foot-tall teddy bear holding a heart.”