Valentine's Day

Snake surprises elderly couple for Valentine’s Day

Valen­tine’s Day turned out to be a scary ex­pe­ri­ence for an el­der­ly cou­ple when they woke up to find a four-feet maca­juel in their bed­room ceil­ing yes­ter­day.

Robin Nages­sar, 73, and his wife Sum­intra, 61, re­mained out­side their home for about four hours un­til the snake was cap­tured by se­nior Game War­den Steve Seep­er­sad.

Re­call­ing the scary en­counter, Nages­sar said he got up around 3 am be­cause his wife had to go out.

“I put on my tele­vi­sion and make up my bed be­cause my wife had to go out ear­ly this morn­ing,” he said.

Where is the love? Valentine's Day spending expected to drop 7.6% this year

Where is the love?

Valentine's Day spending is expected to drop 7.6% this year to $18.2 billion from last year's $19.7 billion, according to the latest annual survey form the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics in the United States.

It turns out that 9% fewer people plan on celebrating the occasion.

“Valentine’s Day continues to be a popular gift-giving occasion even if consumers are being more frugal this year,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.