If you have a significant other in your life, Valentine’s Day and the weeks leading up to it can be a wonderfully romantic time of the year.
Your days are filled with extravagant meals, and bouquets of flowers, with one of a kind gifts attached to them.
But for THE REST OF US, it can be a bitter sweet reminder of how much we hate this time of year and all the trappings that come along with it.
If you’re in that group, and are as nihilistic about this day as me, then don’t I have the perfect gift you can get your self, and the ex you loath.
In El Paso Zoo in Texas, they are currently running a wonderful promotions that allows anyone in the world to name a cockroach after their ex lover, and then have it fed to a meerkat on Valentine’s Day.
You’ll be able to watch it streamed live on the zoo’s website for all to watch and get the cathartic experience of seeing a cockroach with your ex’s name be eaten by an adorable Meerkat.
All the names that made the list will be displayed near the meerkat exhibit starting on February 11. El Paso Zoo event coordinator Sarah Borrego told CBS News that they hope the community becomes more involved with the zoo through this unusual and unexpected promotion.
“All of us have exes and we are still not over it and it’s a great way to get the community in and also get out a little bit of the frustration,” she added.
On their Facebook page, El Paso Zoo posted:
“What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Naming a cockroach after your ex, of course! Message us your ex’s name and we’ll name a cockroach after them! We’ll post names (First and last name initial!) starting February 11 here on Facebook! Watch on Facebook Live or on our website’s Meerkat webcam on Valentine’s Day at 2:15 pm to see them devour these little bugs!”
Strangely enough, El Paso isn’t the only Zoo trying to cash in on The Lonely Hearts Club for Valentines day.
The El Paso Zoo’s campaign has beat expectations and, thanks to an overwhelming response, the following update was recently posted on their Facebook page:
“We’ve had a TREMENDOUS response to our Quit Bugging Me event! So much that we have decided to spread the love to some of our other animals here at the zoo! We’ll keep you posted on feeding times next week!”
If you’d like to add your ex’s name to the list, make sure to contact them on their facebook page.
And share this article with your friends so they can join in on the holiday fun!