Do we love anyone enough………………

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.
https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/a-flower-for-love/

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Do we love anyone enough………………

  1. Sweet!

    Of course what that guy buying 20 roses could have been doing was just macho bluff covering a feeling of embarrassment for being so romantic. Intriguing story, so many variations on the imaginative theme.

    I was in Tesco today and seeing all the red roses lined up waiting to be bought for the obligatory romantic gesture was kind of sad. Considering how over hyped it is… it’s rather lovely to see people figuring out a way to make it truly special for themselves and each other.

    Have a wonderful evening together!

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    We don’t do Valentine’s Day day Di. But tomorrow I think hubby is going to buy me some flowers when they have been reduced to half price. That is good enough for me. But I burst out laughing when I read what you had written because when you said nice curry I thought you had said mice curry Lol. I was trying to read it with my eyes rather than getting my reader to read it as I can sometimes make things out by making my screen bigger but sadly I read things wrong very often although that one was so very very funny. I hope your hubby enjoyed his mice curry!

    • Never had mouse……….. ties in with my BBQ rat last week. Someone once asked us what mole tasted like when Hubby was in pest control. I know we were short of cash and didn’t have a lot of meat in our stews (our butcher laughed his socks off when I asked for 100g of stewing beef thinking it was for the dog and I corrected him as it as for our stew), but even I drew the line at mole! Now we don’t have meat at all in our stews.
      Enjoy your flowers. It’s nice when there’s no reason for them. 🙂

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Seriously? You don’t have meat in stews? What do you have in them. We just had minced beef tonight! Good old standy! We live vefpggues though and, hubby being diabetic it is good for him. Keeping carbs down is diffucult. We have veggi bolognese topped with cheese, and veggie lasagne. But hubby doesn’t eat much of the pasta. It’s a mightmare! Yes flowers would be nice tomorrow but don’t know if hubby will get to the shops or not, no worries if he doesn’t. I live white flowers. In memory of Asha our dog who died. She was almost all white, bless her

      • Our stews are all veg: parsnip, turnip, swede, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and will last us three days. Minced beef (5% fat) is used for cottage pie, lasagna, spag bol, chilli con carne. I buy pork chops, either for a roast dinner or my pineapple and ginger sweet/sour rice dish, and we eat a lot of chicken for both of these and curry. I make a tomato pasta dish for me when Hubby has macaroni cheese, both topped with cheese. I’m type 2 diabetic controlled by diet, but still have the naughties. I’m going to have a go at a veg lasagna having had one at the cafe which was rather nice, but I’ll use mushrooms rather than aubergines I think.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Oh I LOVE the mushrooms. Thanks for the ideas. I will suggest some of them to hubby. His diabetes is cintrolked by injection plus tabkets. Not insulin though. But he can’t seem to keep it under control. So these ideas sound good. He does the coiking anyway cos I can’t, being blind. Thank God we love veggies!

      • I’m lucky and on no meds for my diabetes. I’m on anastrazole for post cancer, but that’s it, though I take garlic capsules for my blood pressure and glucosamine for my arthritis.
        My tomato pasta is easy, 2-3 chopped fresh tomatoes, an onion, clove of garlic, sprinkling of italian herbs, stock cube and this week I added the last of our frozen runner beans. I soaked my pasta tubes in boiling water whilst the toms and everything were cooking in a saucepan with a little water to stop it catching. I drained the pasta and put it in a baking dish, added the tomato mix, covered the lot with grated cheese and baked it in the oven for half an hour. Yummy.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Sounds gorgeoys Di. Thanks 😊

  3. tidalscribe says:

    One time when I was working in the British Airways business class lounge the airline decided to give the passengers chocolate hearts in red foil – probably the only known act of generosity towards their passengers – in between flights we kept dipping into them.

  4. Would you love someone enough…
    Such a sweet story –
    If I was given only one wish, I’d wish that everyone could be loved like this in their lives
    Happy Valentines!

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