Give nothing, want nothing, have nothing

99rosesSo 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:

haha… 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 won’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 don’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 cost….

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.)



Digital Life 14 Feb 2006: Valentine’s Day Special

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Valentine from the album “Across The Borderline” by Willie Nelson of which I have the original CD.

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  2. Mr Miyagi, you got gf meh? i tot you no gf liao? Sorry i see you no up hor, but last time heard you say HK gf no more liaoz. So very the surprise when see you buy so many roses dunno for wat. 🙂

  3. Mr Miyagi, you got gf meh? i tot you no gf liao? Sorry i see you no up hor, but last time heard you say HK gf no more liaoz. So very the surprise when see you buy so many roses dunno for wat. 🙂

  4. *Thumbs Up* Good for you 😉

    I’ll rather buy them over the whole year any day than on V day. Its just more effective. 🙂 and I’m not alone :p

  5. *Thumbs Up* Good for you 😉

    I’ll rather buy them over the whole year any day than on V day. Its just more effective. 🙂 and I’m not alone :p

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