Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is Cancelled Because a Georgia Sheriff Says So

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You’re off the hook for now, Georgia gents! The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department has jokingly cancelled Valentine’s Day because of the ice storm, so you now have a completely semi-legitimate reason for not trudging through the snow drifts to get bears, candies, and five-dollar DVDs from your local CVS. Your sweetheart will surely understand once you read her the County Sheriff’s “official” Facebook post:

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that Valentine’s Day has been CANCELLED from a line North of I-16 to the Georgia/Tennessee border. Men who live in the designated ‘NO VALENTINES DAY ZONE’ are exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores until February 18, 2014, due to ice, snow, freezing rain.

Helpful, Oconee County, but you just made Valentine’s Day even more desirable and romantic. What girl wouldn’t swoon, knowing that her beau hiked through all of that slush and ice and into the ‘NO VALENTINES DAY ZONE’ just to get her some chocolate? He’s a lawbreaker for love!

No word yet on repercussions for perpetrators.

[h/t Today Show]