Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flower Shop

Today I walked into a bona fide flower shop for the first time least 7 years, probably longer.
There were two men full of heavy sighs and arms full of flowers and teddy bears or balloons.
I heard one total - $99.85! That's two weeks of groceries!
Hear me out on this. My heart just melts when my romancer brings me a flower or two. I swoon, really. The thoughtfulness! The things is - flowers die. They die. A couple of flowers can perfectly convey the sentiment needed without the grand massacre of plant-life and money.
And let's talk about this giant teddy bear that could eat me while I sleep. Really? Is that necessary? What do you do with one of those things?
I stand by their balloon purchases. That helium's entertainment value is priceless.
Perhaps my practical mind has taken over after years of romantical interludinal disappointments. One of my long-term boyfriends was actually too embarrassed to ever bring me flowers because he says that a man purchasing flowers is a man in trouble. Touché.
Am I alone in the universe with my unique flower perspectives?


Vanessa Swenson said...

You're not alone, and they make me sneeze. How about tickets to a AAA baseball game? Now that's romantic.

Marianne & Clayton said...

I would WAY rather have a new book or dvd, that's love. I told Clayton I never want him wasting money on flowers. I know some girls love it, but it's never done anything for me.

Shayla said...

How dare you...

just kidding. The flower industry was good for me, I hate them even more than I used to. :)

OKAY that sounds bad, I still love flowers, especially the amazing hyacinth that popped up in our backyard!!!

Kristie said...

I love flowers. Flowers convey a special kind of sentiment. I don't think you need to spend hundreds of dollars, but flowers represent life and love. And that's a hard thing to replicate.

Mena said...

I like flowers- a LOT. What would I most prefer though? Time- quality time with the man who may or may not buy me flowers. :)

mormonjuggler said...

I totally agree with you! Flowers...not generally a good idea! If you do do the whole flower thing...keep them alive...get a cheap flowering plant that I can water, or forgo the flower idea. I'm NEVER a stuffed animal person.