I had the pleasure of being my married friend’s wing-man as he went shopping for Valentine’s Day. So the day started off like the average Valentine’s Day I think. Go grab lunch and have bro time, then go buy a card from Target, think about buying chocolates… BUT then he realized, “My Wife really appreciates the flowers, chocolate doesn’t really matter to her.” And that is where the journey begins.
First, we were chilling around the mall looking up Florist’s around the neighborhood. We find one called Rainsgate Flowers, and he mentions, “these flowers look like flowers you would buy for someone at a funeral.” And the second option was one that had this complicated menu to choose flowers that you wanted to buy, and of course, IT WAS UBER confusing!!!!!!!!! SOOO, we drive to Rainsgate flowers, we notice something… wait where the flower shop is supposed to be, is a Cemetary. We turn left thinking maybe we we read the directions a little wrong, but nope, so our first shop to buy Valentine’s day is in the cemetary. That was a unique trip to say the least. We went into the flower shop and man those flowers didn’t look to Valentine’s Daisy :)
Next, we went to the second florist on the list. And we were just one of the 12 dudes standing around obviously not knowing what we were looking at. After a very long wait, one dude gets a little impatient and decides to film a video. ”What Guys Have to Go Through on Valentine’s Day.” He interviews my friend, who gleefully says, “I am willing to endure this because I love my wife!” And then he scans around the room and looks at all the other random men in the place. The florist sees all the guys, and thinks $$$ ”MY GOSH WE GONNA BE RICH TODAY!!!” Lots of laughs follow because all of us guys were all in the same boat, it was quite a hilarious scene. I suggested to him to email the video to his wife for fun which makes him chuckle, but he reconsiders and decides not to (probably a wise idea). My friend finally gets to the front of the line, after observing many of his fellow men succumb to impatience and buy the pre-made gigantic Vases, he has found his taste in flowers that he wants. He wants some roses, but forget all that greenery stuff, so he settles finally with Red Roses, with Pink Carnations?
After we get back to my friend’s apartment, HE IS EXHAUSTEDDD and the day has only started, he immediately hides under his blanket and knocks out and takes a longgg nap. His night has just begun, he has reservations at 6:30 at some fancy smancy Italian restaurant.
Oh what guys will go through just to make the women in their life feel special if even for a few hours.