Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Boys, you gotta have the flowers
Alright, it's about time that I tell on myself again. Here's the latest episode of brain lapse or "talk b4 think".
I went to Wal-Mart late Saturday night. While I was checking out I noticed a cute young couple behind me in line. Of course, I had a LOAD of groceries, and so my check-out took a while. I was brought up to be TOO friendly to strangers and of course I decided to strike up a conversation with these two.
The young girl had a dozen roses in her hand. She was standing behind the guy. I said to her, "Are those for you?" She replied with a yes. I chuckled a bit and looked at the guy and said,"Is she showing you what kind she likes?" She said, "Yeah, I guess you could say that."
I said, "Funny, I just called my husband on the phone and told him that roses were finally coming down in price after Valentine's Day. I asked him if I should buy some for myself." I continued,"Now you shouldn't have to buy flowers for yourself until AFTER you are married." They laughed.
I then looked at the guy, elbowed him, and said, "you know what that means for you, huh? Guess you might be married real soon."
The girl then decides to pipe up again. I think that she was trying to save her new fiance from my torture. She said,"Actually, he just proposed tonight."
Everyone in line gave the oo's and the aw's....all I could think about is how absolutely crappy I had just made this poor guy feel. He proposed and then his new fiance had to go and buy herself some flowers to remember the night by.
Moral of the story: Never propose without flowers. Just do like my husband and don't propose at all; then you won't have to worry about it.