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With the reduction of our armed forces, many citizens will be returning to civilian life as veterans. Service in the military can be a stressful experience; an experience most will agree they would do all over again, but must be accompanied by a goodly amount of physical and psychological defense mechanisms; one of which is humor, and no one or anything is immune or off limits, including fellow comrades-in-arms.
Valentine’s Day is something that you have to just sort of ... survive.
For single people, that’s particularly true. Speaking as perhaps Somerset’s most eligible bachelor — if I were to get any more eligible, I could probably finagle my own reality show on ABC — I can tell you just about every paragraph in the “Valentine’s Day Survival Guide” handbook.
Denial? Check. Decry the holiday as a crass invention of the greeting card/floral/chocolate corporate machine? Check. Stay indoors? Check. Board up the windows and barricade the doors, a la “Night of the Living Dead”? Check and check.
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