Wednesday, October 24, 2007

office convo trilogy #2: flowers make everything better

Yesterday the colleague from my last post had another relationship moment.

Colleague [gesturing to another colleague walking away with a big bouquet of roses]: Isn't that so romantic? Her boyfriend sent her flowers. [Googoo noises all over the place]

Me: Is there a special occasion?

Colleague: Well, he did something bad that she didn't even know about [emphasis hers] and he felt so badly anyway that he wrote her a note to apologize and sent the flowers. Is that just the most romantic thing?

Me: To me that depends on what the bad thing he did actually was.

Colleague: What do you mean?

Me: Well, I'm not really sure that flowers make up for your boyfriend murdering someone or running off and sleeping with someone else.

Colleague: Oh, really?



theysaywordscanbleed said...

I agree, I don't think that any amount of love and romance flowers can replace or erase something that a guy or a girl has done something in regret.

Complaint Department Manager said...

Flowers are a bad idea, period. The association factor makes it hard to except flowers on any occaision after something like that. From then on, even on a special occaision, in the back of your mind you can't help but think(even for an instance) what did he do THIS time?

Besides, I think buying your way out of trouble is a chicken shit thing to do.

Emory said...

I send flowers twice a year. Once on my birthday to my mother, and on 'snoots' birthday to her mother.

But, I am not so cynical when in comes to flowers. Flowers have, and are, another form of communication. A gentleman should be well versed in the art flowers.

I would not send flowers in an apologetic way, I mean, why put another projectile in someones hand?

*Sends large bouquet of Daisys to Complaint Department*