Saturday, February 14, 2009
Oh hai, it's Valentines Day, had you noticed?
LE SIGH. I just had flowers delivered from my lovely Dr-Mr - he hinted they were coming and they arrived late this afternoon. It's terrible when the first unplanned words out of your head are: "Yay! thank you! Oh, that one is quite f**ked up"
The flowers, whilst a lovely, beautiful gesture... well all the roses are wilted, bruised, brown on the edges and quite a few have rotted spots. Um, my wonderful partner spent a ton of money on these and I am the unromantic pragmatist who insists you should get what you paid for and what is advertised. Anyway... what would do you do? Probably better than me anyway.
a) Shut up, declare your love for them and your partner whom you hug, then put the flowers in water and be thankful you got anything, you thoughtless, senseless, ungrateful cow.
b) Say "Oh they are lovely... thank you so much but I know how expensive flowers are and you should really ask for a refund, this is not what you paid for..."
c) Do b) and then to awkwardly explain why to justify your point, show him the rotted bits.
Soooooooooooooooooo..... I totally wish I had done a). I am sitting here feeling awful and teary, I have hurt Dr-Mrs feelings* and that is the worst part.
I hate Valentines Day, there will be no celebrations next year.
(*but I still think he should ask for a refund)
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