What to do if your significant other is out on the road on Valentine’s Day
Even though Valentine’s Day is really only a quasi holiday, it is still supposed to be a special day spent with loved ones. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to be with their significant other on Valentine’s Day. This is especially true in the transportation industry. Although most transportation companies try to make every effort to get their drivers home for holidays, Valentine’s Day is not typically one of these designated holidays. For those of you who have loved ones out on the road, here are a few things you can do to celebrate and make both you and your beloved driver feel special.
- Call your sweetheart: You probably call regularly when he is out on the road, but this is a special occasion. Emphasize how special he/she is. Even leave a sweet voicemail on the phone.
- Skype/Facetime- With all the new technology we have, it is easy to get to see your loved one when miles away. Using Skype or Facetime is a very simple way to talk and it is the next best thing to seeing someone face to face. If you want to get really creative, you could have a skype dinner date. Set the table, light some candles, and skype while you enjoy dinner, just like you would if you were together.
- Spend time with other loved ones: It is important to show your love to other people in your life on Valentine’s Day too. Spend some quality time with your children, parents, or friends. This could be a fun night for you and it will help you keep your mind off of missing your driver.
- Buy him a meal- If you know your driver’s route and you know a place that he typically stops, call ahead and buy his meal for him. You could even leave a note and have his server give it to him as he eats. The staff will surely help you, after all, everyone loves romanticism.
- Plan something for when they get home- You know your driver better than anyone else, so plan something that he will enjoy for when he gets home. This could be a nice home cooked meal and a back rub or it could be a big party. You could also go on a nice date, plus restaurants and movie theatres will be much less crowded. Whenever he gets home just do whatever you would normally do on Valentine’s Day and pretend that it is February 14th, who knows it could become a new yearly tradition.