I’ve always thought buying flowers for people and receiving flowers was a waste of money. A bouquet has an expiration date of over a week or just few days, so how is that a good gift idea? I use to never get my mom flowers for Mother’s day and other occasions because she felt the same way.
One day, I stopped by a florist because I had nothing better to do and told the lady, “I’ve got $20 bucks, do your worst.” So she created a custom bouquet with my mom’s favorite colors. I liked the feeling of getting her flowers for no reason at all. She loved it too. Now it’s become a thing. I get her flowers all the time, be it for Mother’s Day or because it’s a Tuesday.
Yes, flowers don’t last, but I’ll admit, they bring something to a room. A liveliness, a breath of fresh air, a visual centerpiece for everyone to enjoy. Especially the cat who loves to eat our lovely flowers and then throw them up everywhere. We put the flowers on a high mantel now. Cat-proof activate!
So, I’ve changed my mind. I love giving flowers to other people (I don’t really ever receive them because apparently I’m a loser). Yes, they are kind of a waste of money but who the hell cares. They’re pretty and they smell good!
I know a lot of people who still never buy nor want to receive flowers because they think it’s a waste of money and not a good gift idea at all. What do you all think? Are flowers a waste of money or a lovely gift? If you like them, are you more of a giver or a receiver?
Oh Will, you are too much!