As the inaugural ‘v-day’ approaches, many will be spending the weekend splurging their money locally either as a couple on a fancy date or as a single on a first date, or out at the club looking for love on the dance floor.
Pole-fit enthusiast Michelle Vo (26) is not one of these simpletons.
“So I’d rather save my cash for Tomorrowland, ok?” She tells her best friend Shirley, who never asked.
“That’s why I’m not doing anything on Friday, ok?
Although Michelle is quite okay to spend $5000+ on a 3-day festival, drugs and a Eurotrip, she isn’t that okay with the question her best friend, who is in a relationship, never really asked: “What are you doing for Valentines day, and why are you single?”.
“I’m single by choice, ok? Mish continues defensively. “Besides, why would I spend my money on some lame guy or go out in Shit-ney?”
“You realise Tomorrowland’s the best EDM festival in the world right?”
Although Shirley respects Michelle’s right to be single, she also realises that Michelle has spent every Valentines day in her 20’s avoiding the fact that she’s hasn’t really gotten over her first relationship with that stud Calvin Cheng, which ended when Michelle wouldn’t stop doing MDMA at festivals.
As this thought is processed, like it was last Valentines day, Shirley also realises that Michelle has manifested her denial by galavanting on expensive trips across the globe and looking for holiday romances once a year, like with that German guy Kraus who she wouldn’t shut up about.
The third realisation is that all of her overseas flames have fizzled out every time Michelle returns to Australia, like with that British boy Finn, who Michelle wouldn’t stop crying about.
But before, Shirley can intervene, Michelle’s already read her thoughts
“No Michelle, I’m not hopping on Hinge, ok? I’m doing Tomorrowland and I love being single, ok?”