I love flowers, rarely a week goes by that I don’t buy a little bunch for the kitchen bench, it brightens up my house and makes it feel more homey, I always take a bunch when invited to a friend’s house for dinner and I’m the first to send a little arrangement when a friend is sick or its somebody specials birthday, congrats on the new job! Congrats on the engagement – I’m always sending them! but nothing is more special then when they are a gift from somebody, no matter if they are “I’m sorry I screwed up flowers” “It’s your birthday flowers” or “Just because flowers” you would have to be a cold hard bitch not to smile when receiving a bunch.
The thing is I have never had an Asian man buy me flowers, in fact I can’t remember the last Asian man I dated who didn’t express quite often how much of a waste of money he felt they were “they die in a few days” “they are so expensive” blah blah blah and then they would tell me it’s the thought that counts when buying gifts. So isn’t that a little hypocritical then? I mean if it’s the thought that counts surely a gorgeous bunch of flowers that will die in 3 days but makes me smile so hard my cheeks hurt is pretty damn thoughtful. Everyone knows flowers are so special because they are just one big thought that counts, we all know they die and we all know they are overpriced simply because they are tied with a pretty ribbon – THAT’S THE POINT!, it’s a big bunch of I think you’re special enough to spend time and money on you in the form of a gift that will die soon but look really lovely.
I’ve always been lucky enough to receive flowers from Caucasian men I have dated but when it comes to Asian men, I often find they are a little less romantic on the flower front.
So when “The flying Pho” suggested we celebrate our one month anniversary I was a little surprised. I’ve never had a guy suggest something so sentimental and he’s not exactly the mushy type, he continues to surprise me by taking me to lovely restaurants and personalising cards etc, we even celebrated our anniversary earlier as he would be flying with work on the actual day.
He bought me a thoughtful gift and we went back to the same place we had our first date, it was a great night and on the actual day of our anniversary I sent him a cute text to thank him for the past month.
Then he sent me back an email to pick up my virtual flowers…
Yes I know we can do all the thought that counts crap but come on … really?
Given the fact that he isn’t a time poor student living on the bread line, there is really no excuse to send virtual flowers. Don’t even start with the gold digger, money hungry comments because I know I’m not like that. I wasn’t expecting anything at all today considering we celebrated our anniversary early but virtual gifts haven’t been cool since 1999. It really only takes 10 minutes tops to send flowers, you don’t even have to spend time picking out the right bunch anymore, you can just click the seasons best button online and the florist will pick out the freshest flowers in stock, wack a pretty ribbon them and bam! Somebody is getting lucky tonight.
Sending a virtual gift not only signs the receipting up to some dodgy website with broken English and 3 dozen junk emails a day but it just screams I’m too cheap and lazy to send you real flowers so here is a blurry picture of some from the 90’s or worse some cartoon ones with flashing sparkles and elevator music in the background.
Attention all men, your special lady, white or not would rather get a thoughtful text message or email then a virtual gift if you can’t be there on the day and if you can, even a bunch from the grocery store or petrol station is better then freeiflowers.com, trust me.