Singles' Day

Hi. I’m Lisa, and I came of age in a time when Sex and the City was all the rage. So, when we talked about China’s Singles’ Day this week, all I could think about was this quote:

I did a little mental addition. And over the years, I have bought
Kyra an engagement gift, a wedding gift, then there was the trip to
Maine for the wedding, three baby gifts—in total, I have spent over
twenty-three-hundred dollars celebrating her choices. And she is
shaming me for spending a lousy 485 bucks on myself?! Yes, I did the
math. And if I don’t ever get married or have a baby, I get what? I
get bupkis?

Think about it … if you are single, after graduation, there isn’t one
occasion where people celebrate you. We all have birthdays—that’s a
wash. I am talking about the single gal. Hallmark doesn’t make a
‘Congratulations-you-didn’t-marry-the-wrong-guy’ card.

-“A Woman’s Right to Shoes”

Thanks and/or blame do go to Kaarin, though, for digging up the quote after I was drawing a blank.