So the boys who delivered the flowers were a bit late, and got a bit lost, even to the point of sounding really frantic on the phone as they asked me for directions. But they got there, and I was really happy.
So what if they were the cheapest bunch of 99 roses I could buy on the ingterneck? Is good what! Not only did I show some affection (I kissed every stalk of rose before they were delivered), I think I contributed a little to the economy (of some rose-growing nation).
I reckon it’s better being so nongsense than to be as cynical as this one reader, who left a comment:
hahaâ€¦ use to work at a florist in my younger days. Things to know about valentine flowers.
1) They are mostly dead (distributors FREEZE roses to stock up for valentine day) i.e. they wonâ€™t bloom
2) They probably sell 3 months worth of flowers for 500% margin. To give you an idea, its S$9 for 20 stalks from a wholesaler on normal days. (P.S. I donâ€™t know why you guys buy in the dozens when the wholesaler sells in the 20s) do the math and you will realise 100 rozes cos only S$45 dollars to the florist
3) Florist earn enuff on valentines to cover 3 – 6 months their costâ€¦.
YOU GUYS ARE SUCH SUCKERS.
Since working there, I never ever celebrated V Day again and never pay full price for flowers
There you go, Dan – solved! The reason for being lonely! Glad to be of help! Though I think you did most of the hard analytical work yourself! (I am going to put a smiley here so you know I am kidding. 🙂 There.)