Thursday, 11 February 2010

Here Comes Cherub

The season again is upon us when the winged little cherub starts to shoot arrows at gender-specific humans, with the sole aim of coercing them into buying red-wrapped gifts and confectionary for opposite-gender-specific humans, who are, as is customary, lined up hands outstretched like matriarchs in an Italian Mafia family.

There is no doubt in my mind that there is a sort of mafia thing going on here. Men are made offers they cannot refuse: you either turn into a romantic slush or it means you do not love me. You’d better get out there and buy the best gift you cannot afford, if you’re going to get a leg over tonight. The larger the red envelope-ensconced card, the deeper your affection for me is the message. Flowers, those pretty things that die within 48 hours, galore.

Shops have picked up on this deft male emasculation to devote whole sections to the worship of pink and red.

For those to whom the fact that women are smart is still questionable, why do you think the quiver-wielding, fat boy employed for this task is a male called Cupid? Why not Cupida or Cupidina or Cupidess? Why not, for that matter, Sikira? Oh no, it’s got to be Sikiru*.

*Sikira is a Nigerian name exclusive to women as Sikiru is to men.

20 comments:

Shubby Doo said...

Still hating on the love seen I see, aaaah jinta. Let it go!!!

I like that eros/cherubs/puttis are baby males...cupid is thought to be 'the' muses of lyric and poetry... Makes sense really...they needs to be shown as males cos men need inspiration to spin the necessary yarns to get their leg over.

Jinta said...

* shubby - the story of our lives

SHE said...

LOL.
I take it that you think men who engage in the..er..frivolities of Valentine are NOT smart?

Jaycee said...

LOL @ Sikira/Sikiru. You're back indeed!

More power to the women! LOL.

NoLimit said...

lol @ Flowers, those pretty things that die within 48 hours, galore.
happy "falantines" day!!!

Myne Whitman said...

Happy Valentines day! Romantic slush indeed. lol...

Jinta said...

* she - we've been rail-roaded into thinking its the only way to get something emotionally worthwhile from our partners, so the answer is 'yes' *he says with a wry smile* because, sadly, some men will disagree with me.

* jaycee - i was at yours yesterday however the format confused the wits out of me, could not leave a comment and finally got contented with following a fb link to a beautiful woman who got married last december.

* no limit - the same to you, sweets


* myne whitman - where art my flowers and chocs please?

Pink Satin said...

i hate the season of pink and red ..very cheesy if you ask me

Jinta said...

* pink - at last, and thank goodness there is another person who does not like to be assaulted by pink and red

Jinta said...

* pink - i missed the pun. pink doesn't like to be assaulted by pink. lol

Naijalines said...

I don't like to be assaulted by pink and red either. Though must confess I like those colours occasionally as accessories (to the crime of fashion).

I'm very anti-valentine at the moment. Just don't think u need a special day to celebrate love.

Rayo said...

I share your sentiments. But thats just because i'm single at the moment. If i had a partner, i would be rolling in the pinks and reds i 'ultimated' him into buying. *a light dawns: could that be the reason i'm single?!* lol!
Happy Sikira Day!

Bond Girl said...

U're back! With the same acerbic charm I see. I like this one though. I don't give in to the Val's day hype myself. Though Kudos to those who get bling out of this.

Jinta said...

* naijalines - hear, hear

* rayo - lol. that's probably the reason. cupid's influence had worn off perhaps

* bond girl - next time i'll come as a woman and have gifts lavished on me (who am i kidding? I like being a man).

ibilola said...

Friend of mine had an 'anti-valentine' party. No coupling, no mushy jams, no red in sight ... Whole house was black and white ...till some dim wit brought a gift of red roses!

O why ???!!!!

Jinta said...

* ibilola - lmao! you know the saying: some people are alive only because its illegal to kill them

Pink Satin said...

lol..yes pink doesnt like to be assaulted by pink

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

hahaha. Hope you had a wonderful valentines day, nevertheless.

Jinta said...

* 皮東 - you too

prashant said...

they needs to be shown as males cos men need inspiration to spin the necessary yarns to get their leg over.
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