The Whip this morning caught up with Max Packer. The second year student yesterday requested an interview in order to share his views on today’s controversial holiday.
We visited Max at his Redland residence, where he was found lying in bed surrounded by used tissues, bottles of red wine and empty tubs of Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food. Paused on his laptop was the 2004 classic rom-com sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
‘Love is just a myth invented by Walt Disney’ he began, drying his eyes with his ex-girlfriend’s t-shirt.
‘I’d really rather just focus on myself, y’know? Ever since the love of my life jilted me two days ago, I’ve seen the light and realised that Valentines Day is all a farce invented by Hallmark to make us spend money and be another cog in the capitalist machine.
‘I’m actually pleased I’m single’ he continued, pausing the universal anthem of the heartbroken, Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’.
‘It means I don’t have to be a part of the horrific institution celebrating the mutual love, genuine attraction and deep-rooted respect for another person. Dodged a bullet! I do just wish I could return the mini-break package to Paris, though.
‘I literally don’t care at all, whatsoever. Yeah, by lying here in bed and weeping I’m really sticking it to the man.’
Max promised us that plans for an anti-Valentines rally would begin as soon as he was done compiling a ‘memory box’ commemorating his former relationship.