January 23, 2008
Flowers for Valentine’s Day?
Out of the blue a couple of days ago, Anh says to me:
“Would you like flowers on Valentine’s Day now?”
“Well, girls do like flowers you know. Now that you are really a girl, I was just wondering what you wanted.”
Me: (Blushing) “That’s very sweet….”
I thought it was over at that point, but as you can imagine, nothing is ever all that easy.
This morning, Anh says to me:
“Are you going to blog about our discussion about Valentine’s Day?”
Me: “I didn’t think so.”
Anh: “Why not?”
Me: “Well, ok, I guess I could.”
Anh: “Well, you realize that I wasn’t going to get you flowers on the actual day, right? WAY too expensive! I’ll get them for you the week after!”
The context here is that we have this discussion re flowers for Anh every year. She can’t stand paying full price for anything, and flowers on Valentine’s Day are at least 2x-3x more expensive than any other time of year, so this is a total violation of her values. No matter if she’s buying or receiving, no matter. $100 for a dozen roses – not going to happen.
I expect that we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day sometime the following week, depending on the market’s net-present-valuation of a rose. Your actual timing for Valentine’s Day may vary.