It’s Valentine’s Day, when the price of red roses rockets and Slush is in the air.
On Monday, I saw a rather dishevelled young man digging around in his wallet for a ten pound note to pay for a nice single stem red rose in a long-stemmed vase priced up at £9.99. I thought how sweet, one lucky young lady is going to be gifted with this token of love by her partner.
Not like a rather well turned out young man from years ago who flashed the cash at the checkout to purchase no less than 20 single stemmed red roses packed in a similar manner. When a smiling cashier gave him a quizzical look, he grinned and said he hd to keep his girls happy! Uncharitably I hoped one was in another queue and would ditch him. For all I knew though, maybe he worked in an old people’s home and treated the ladies or he was a Dad buying for his daughters. There’s always a bit of slushiness lurking in me, and I know of one Dad who sent his daughter a Valentine’s card every year (that might seem a little strange now)
Hubby and I don’t do Valentine’s Day as it can be any day of the year for him to buy me flowers. By mutual agreement we haven’t exchanged cards this year, and although we had planned to have a special meal today, that sort of went out of the window with recent events so I made a nice curry and bought some popadoms. He’s very easy to please!
I was tempted to buy some strawberries as they looked exceedingly good in their heart-shaped box, but at £2.49 for just 10 (!!!), I walked away.
I did however buy Hubby some chocolate hearts as they were on the shelf with all the other Valentine merchandise.
We share practically everything, but hands up those who remember the advert
‘Do you love someone enough to give them your last Rolo?’
There always seems to be an odd one left doesn’t there, but have you actually counted them?
The small tubes only had 7 (odd one left over) whereas the standard tube has 11 (one left over). If you are fortunate to find a jumbo sized tube these days, they had 17 (one left over), and have you noticed, they are all prime numbers, so if there were three of you, you couldn’t share either! So to ask ‘Would you love someone enough to let them have the last one?’ would be a pretty safe bet of occurence and marketing strategy!
But going back to my hearts.
They were wrapped in red foil and filled with a soft caramel centre. Very nice, and Hubby loves chocolate.
There were 11 in the pack. And did I give him the last one?
I made sure he’d had his share first and as I had two ‘left over’ we had one each, so he actually had seven.
If you would like a romantic Valentine Story, you might enjoy this.