Should I have been living in Iran for Valentine's day?

Every year I either forget Valentine's day OR i spend too much money for nonsense.
I don't normally believe in special days to do special things. I rather prefer normal days to do special things. But tell that to a woman.
So while i spent some 40 Euros getting the usual "i love you" evidence ... flowers, chocolate etc. and spend some extra time preparing ... cleaning up the house, installing ambient light, preparing the couch and the bed, telling the kids to quarrel NOW and keep quiet LATER......
well, while doing that by chance i had a look at the Wall Street Journal and it's take on the Iranian regime banning Valentine's day.

Banning Valentine's day?
In another sign of its ever more improvisational approach to governance, the Iranian regime has outlawed Valentine's Day. "Symbols of hearts, half-hearts, red roses, and any activities promoting this day are banned," announced state media last month. "Authorities will take legal action against those who ignore the ban."

I am somewhat torn ..... at least for me it would be beneficial to have the day officially banned.
But then again ... do I really think such a ban would keep my wife from expecting "the supposedly unexpected"?

Not really.....

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