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2013-02-08 02:47:46 PM  
When it comes to a gift of romantic flowers, I always felt that orchids had roses beat hands-down in the passion department. Some orchids are so over the top they should come with an R rating.

So the black orchids I send to women are A-OK.
 
2013-02-08 03:03:06 PM  
So I guess the Yellow Rose of Texas was not the girl for me.....
 
2013-02-08 03:49:55 PM  
My wife only wants yellow roses for Valentine's Day because yellow is her favorite color.

So bite me, holiday dead flower industrial complex.
 
2013-02-08 03:58:08 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: My wife only wants yellow roses for Valentine's Day because yellow is her favorite color.

So bite me, holiday dead flower industrial complex.


That would be the Botanical-Industrial Complex. As I recall, Eisenhower did warn us.
 
2013-02-08 04:28:16 PM  
When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW
 
2013-02-08 04:41:59 PM  
IT'S THAT EASY?!?
 
2013-02-08 04:57:22 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW


WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:02 PM  

jaylectricity: WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.


Google has started filtering explicit images on GIS regardless of settings.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:17 PM  
I prefer tulips on my organ.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:34 PM  
Who makes this crap up?  Every time I read one of these things the "meaning" of the colours changes.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:57 PM  
Biatch still won't leave!
 
2013-02-08 05:23:18 PM  

jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.


be thankful. very very very thankful


A guy at work accidentally gave his crush yellow roses. He had no idea about the code but all the girls did.

I never give women flowers. I did once and was dumped at the next meeting. Were they yellow? no, Was the relationship over in her eyes? Yes. Will I get over this? Maybe.
 
2013-02-08 05:24:00 PM  

jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.


Then you are a lucky, lucky man.
 
2013-02-08 05:24:45 PM  
Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.
 
2013-02-08 05:28:40 PM  
I just ordered a couple fruit bats (dead) for my girl. Is there some secret meaning behind those or am I okay?
 
2013-02-08 05:31:20 PM  
My gf told me she appreciated this more than actual pointless flowers:

4.bp.blogspot.com

Click for the full series.
 
2013-02-08 05:31:37 PM  
Dear Woman,

I called a florist and said, "Deliver $50 worth of flowers on x date."  The message I sent is that I just spend $50 on something that will be thrown in the trash in under a week.  If I'm willing to throw money away on you like that, it means I like you.

Don't read anything more into it than that.  I do not pick out the flowers.  I leave that to the florist who knows what they're doing.

Brent
 
2013-02-08 05:33:27 PM  
She wants whatever kind of flowers will make her coworkers the most jealous.
 
2013-02-08 05:33:41 PM  
I did that once, without realizing it. Hey, I was 18, what the hell did I know? I just thought they'd make an interesting change-up.

She didn't make a big deal out of it. She was just confused, and we laughed and got past it. You know, like adults.
 
2013-02-08 05:35:00 PM  
Did people start wearing cravats and spats again? What is this nonsense?
 
2013-02-08 05:35:35 PM  
www.airportjournals.com

San marcos, TX..the Yellow Rose B-25
 
2013-02-08 05:36:55 PM  
fwiw

(and that will be nothing)

the "code" of flowers is ancient and dates back to when 1) young girls were taught floral arrangement as an art (along with conversation and dance) and 2) most ppl couldn't read

it's interesting now only to a very few people

flowers are ok - live plants are better - your own knowledge of her is best

i'm getting a box of live lady bugs for valentine's - lol
 
2013-02-08 05:39:47 PM  
This is why you can't have nice things.
 
Bf+
2013-02-08 05:40:18 PM  
So, you're telling me this thing was wrong?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-08 05:46:34 PM  
Don't care for roses, personally.  I like "flowers", stuff you could pick out of a yard, but Irises are my favorite.  No reason to tell you guys this, except to say that I think that the whole market of roses and meanings in colors and cut and quantity are ridiculous.  It's a friggin' plant.  My husband has bought me flowers exactly once when we were walking by a cheap supermarket display and I happened to comment that I liked one particular bunch. That was special because of context.  He bought them because he saw that I liked them.  Valentine's flowers seem more like obligation without meaning.
 
2013-02-08 05:52:41 PM  
No shiat.  I got my gf yellow roses back when i was 16 or so (worked at a grocery store and they were on sale and looked pretty).  Got a bloody nose and a black eye when I gave them to her.  I was all WTF just happened.  Here i was trying to be nice and surprise her and she beat the shiat out of me.  About 2 weeks later I finally figured out that yellow roses apparently meant "I just farked your best friend and here are some i'm sorry roses" or something.

/her friend was hideous so no
//stupidly got back together a few months later
 
2013-02-08 05:52:50 PM  

nigeman: jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.

be thankful. very very very thankful


A guy at work accidentally gave his crush yellow roses. He had no idea about the code but all the girls did.

I never give women flowers. I did once and was dumped at the next meeting. Were they yellow? no, Was the relationship over in her eyes? Yes. Will I get over this? Maybe.



Whoa wait, there are actually women that know about this?? Are they all 80? I only know about this because I was reading some...victorian thing I forget about what exactly but it lead me to google it because I was curious. I'd never heard of it before and didn't assume people knew about it anymore.
 
2013-02-08 05:55:57 PM  
Usually they say you buy into invented meaningless holidays and purchase cliché gifts.
 
2013-02-08 05:56:34 PM  
If I dated a girl that judged how I felt about her based on the color of flowers I bought her, I'd dump her.

/SO glad I'm married
//And my wife is cool
///She'd rather get tickets to a rock concert or receive a video game than flowers, chocolate, or jewelry
//No, she doesn't have any sisters.
 
2013-02-08 05:58:24 PM  
ambercat

nowhere near 80 and know about this - i garden - and grow interesting things.
my husband knows half a dozen could kill him - just not which ones
it's a hobby - the gardening, not the agatha christie/victorian flower thing
 
2013-02-08 06:04:59 PM  
I just don't give roses at all. When I want to give a woman flowers I usually go to Giant, grab a few different bundles of flowers with complimentary colors and put together my own bouquet. Never had any problems that way.

The year I met my wife when Valentines Day was approaching I told her I hated it, and refused to celebrate it ('cause I was all punk rock like that) but to prove to her I wasn't just cheap or lazy I wanted to still get her flowers and take her out to dinner - I just refused to do roses or do it ON Valentines Day. She was just fine with that, so we had a great date two days before V-Day - partly great because the restaurants weren't all packed the day we went  - and she got orchids in an arrangement I put together for her with some other flowers, which cost at least as much as roses would have.

She loved it and now that's our tradition. 14 years later we already have dates planned every week for  the rest of Feb, and nothing on Valentines Day. But still no roses, because fark roses.
 
2013-02-08 06:15:17 PM  

Arctic Phoenix: If I dated a girl that judged how I felt about her based on the color of flowers I bought her, I'd dump her.

/SO glad I'm married
//And my wife is cool
///She'd rather get tickets to a rock concert or receive a video game than flowers, chocolate, or jewelry
//No, she doesn't have any sisters.


Does she fark? She sounds like my wife, but my wife doesn't fark.  She lets me have girlfriends, though.
 
2013-02-08 06:15:25 PM  
I always thought it strange to hack of the reproductive bits of another species and arrange them in a vase.
 
2013-02-08 06:16:06 PM  
Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?
 
2013-02-08 06:16:27 PM  
I'd just like flowers, period. Don't care what color.

/oh, look, the lonely came early this year
 
2013-02-08 06:18:56 PM  

parasol: fwiw

(and that will be nothing)

the "code" of flowers is ancient and dates back to when 1) young girls were taught floral arrangement as an art (along with conversation and dance) and 2) most ppl couldn't read

it's interesting now only to a very few people


I'm interested. That's pretty damn cool.

/the only time I get roses is when someone wants to watch me blush.
 
2013-02-08 06:20:23 PM  
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flower by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave
 
2013-02-08 06:20:35 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


Definitely flatterred. Shows everyone else he will be getting some that night.
 
2013-02-08 06:21:12 PM  
I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.
 
2013-02-08 06:26:41 PM  
I also hate roses. They are overrated. My fiance brought me flowers at work. They were the daisies that the stores dye to look pink and blue and mix in with the white. I loved them. Yes, he got them at Wal Mart and not some florist shop. Yes, they were not expensive. Neither of these facts bother me at all.

I was the envy of the ladies at the college for which I teach. I went to Wal Mart to get some packets of flower food, changed the water every day with that stuff, and they lasted almost a month. They were special because they were for no other reason than it was the first day of the semester--very difficult day--and he wanted to. Oh, yes, he got an extra special bj that night and I took him out to dinner.
 
2013-02-08 06:27:41 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


Never send flowers to a guy at work.  That is unless you want him to be the laughingstock of the office for the next few weeks.
 
2013-02-08 06:28:02 PM  
Unless I find a way to send flowers to a woman in 19th Century England, I'm not going to care too much about this crap.
 
2013-02-08 06:28:10 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?

My wife sends me a bouquet of beer.  Totally awesome and the envy of all the guys in the office.

 
2013-02-08 06:29:38 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


I'd be extremely nervous. I work from home, so I'd have to find some way to explain them to the wife.
 
2013-02-08 06:32:52 PM  

WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.


Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.
 
2013-02-08 06:36:47 PM  
ishouldbeinthekitchen

probably shouldn't post this - but - once sent my spouse an item of lady apparel with a note indicating i might need help dressing for my date that evening - one we hadn't made.

one year i sent tickets for a basketball game - every year is different

don't send flowers unless he likes them and they are something masculine (ie, bird of paradise) and singular (not a bouquet)

of course, a six pack of really good beer works
 
2013-02-08 06:36:50 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.

Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.



Allow me to reiterate:

I give up.
 
2013-02-08 06:41:48 PM  

bingethinker: Unless I find a way to send flowers to a woman in 19th Century England, I'm not going to care too much about this crap.


Yeah, always been a fan of necrophilia myself too.
 
2013-02-08 06:56:05 PM  

taurusowner: Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-02-08 07:04:00 PM  

over_and_done: My gf told me she appreciated this more than actual pointless flowers:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

Click for the full series.


so that's the person who came up with the magical dog and the triumphant stick figure memes? neat.
 
2013-02-08 07:04:49 PM  

I should be in the kitchen:

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


Ask yourself, what does a guy want with a flower or a plant? Make him a lasagna or tell him you told the women you work with that he has a giant penis.

 
2013-02-08 07:05:14 PM  

WhippingBoy: Bedstead Polisher: WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.

Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.


Allow me to reiterate:

I give up.


Sorry, I didn't realize she was fat. ;)
 
2013-02-08 07:13:39 PM  
Dear women, most men on this thread have never heard of flower color meanings till this thread. Please dont assume the worst on something we never heard of.
 
2013-02-08 07:14:16 PM  
Nanny Ogg is quite familiar with the language of flowers, and finds that no matter how rude or crass your selection, Mr. Gladdybone has you beat.
 
2013-02-08 07:16:09 PM  

Oldiron_79: Dear women, most men on this thread have never heard of flower color meanings till this thread. Please dont assume the worst on something we never heard of.


Most. Not all. The language of flowers is a Victorian contrivance, but a sometimes useful one if you're of a literary mind.
 
2013-02-08 07:16:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So I guess the Yellow Rose of Texas was not the girl for me.....


In all fairness, if you're familiar with the story (or the original, significantly less SFW lyrics of the song, which I encourage you not to learn because they're much catchier and you'll have a racist song stuck in your head every time you hear an Emily Dickinson poem read) then you probably wouldn't consider the reference particularly complimentary either.

I should be in the kitchen: Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


Traditionally, "flowers" is a no, "flower" is fine.  If you're giving a woman a token, you give her something she can display.  If you give a man a token, you give him something he can wear (for a flower, typically in the jacket pocket, so one or two at most).  Used to wear a flower or pin from a girlfriend all the time when I was a young warthog.

And you never send anyone anything potted.  That's like giving them a puppy or something, if they have to actively care for it for more than a few minutes it's not a gift, it's a burden.

//Actually, if they have a closed office with actual space for a vase that isn't needed for papers or whatever, I guess a bundle of flowers is probably fine.
//Don't give a girl more flowers than can be fit in a spare coffee mug if she works in a cube or something either.
//Obviously all advice is superseded by genuine personal knowledge, I'm sure there's always that one guy that really wants a bonsai on top of his printer, just make damn sure he's actually that guy before springing it.
 
2013-02-08 07:23:31 PM  
Dead roses mean you just dumped your girlfriend... in a shallow grave.
 
2013-02-08 07:30:39 PM  
I received a bouquet of red and yellow roses from a close male friend who wanted to be more than friends. I understood the meaning. Ultimately didn't work out, and we went back to being friends, but it was an enjoyable six months or so.
 
2013-02-08 07:50:34 PM  
all my biatches get the reality check:
www.benboxer.com
 
2013-02-08 07:59:20 PM  
What about those plastic ones you find in gas stations? What does that say about me?
 
2013-02-08 08:07:27 PM  
Yeah but, those are things I do all the time so they're not that interesting.
 
2013-02-08 08:13:40 PM  
Well the consensus so far seems to be: get your man something, but not flowers. I like the idea of sending beer but his boss might frown upon that (or else drink it all).
 
2013-02-08 08:15:57 PM  
PROSTITUTES FOR THE BEES!

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-02-08 08:34:44 PM  
she doesn't want to marry me what should i do//!!
 
2013-02-08 08:45:05 PM  
Skunk cabbage means "Your hooha needs a bath".
 
2013-02-08 08:48:24 PM  
PROSTITUTES FOR THE BEES!
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-02-08 08:49:29 PM  

Jim_Callahan: If you give a man a token, you give him something he can wear


should be sure it's for a free drink or a ride at the local sporting house.

FTFY
 
2013-02-08 09:36:10 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Well the consensus so far seems to be: get your man something, but not flowers. I like the idea of sending beer but his boss might frown upon that (or else drink it all).


Send him a hooker. Seriously.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:22 PM  

taurusowner: Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.


Yup, I just did copied and pasted your words to my facebook feed along with a link to this article. Because I can't find a single fault in what you said or the way you said it.
 
2013-02-08 09:43:07 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: I just ordered a couple fruit bats (dead) for my girl. Is there some secret meaning behind those or am I okay?


How on earth did you do that?  Were they on eBay?
 
2013-02-08 09:54:20 PM  
Hallmark Holidays are the essence of evil bidness overlords. .
 
2013-02-08 10:04:58 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


See the comment above:  I like tulips on my organ.
 
2013-02-08 10:17:35 PM  

acohn: I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?

See the comment above:  I like tulips on my organ.


Who doesn't?
 
2013-02-08 10:27:50 PM  
Not sure who makes this shiat up.
But... You ought to know yellow roses mean you don't kiss and tell.
 
2013-02-08 10:50:35 PM  

Jim_Callahan: And you never send anyone anything potted. That's like giving them a puppy or something, if they have to actively care for it for more than a few minutes it's not a gift, it's a burden.


Ever year for Valentine's Day I give my wife a potted flower.  Usually a mini-rose, sometimes a tulip.  The backyard has a small garden of roses and other flowers built up one plant at a time on Valentine's Day.

We figured that giving cut flowers that would wilt and die is horribly not-romantic.  A living plant is much more appropriate a symbol of an enduring love.

That's for us at least.
 
2013-02-08 11:45:51 PM  
Fifteen dollar orchid from that store that used to sell groceries, here, well, somewhere in California.

Works every time!!!  Luscious big-lipped orchids...
 
2013-02-09 12:28:35 AM  

ambercat: nigeman: jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.

be thankful. very very very thankful


A guy at work accidentally gave his crush yellow roses. He had no idea about the code but all the girls did.

I never give women flowers. I did once and was dumped at the next meeting. Were they yellow? no, Was the relationship over in her eyes? Yes. Will I get over this? Maybe.


Whoa wait, there are actually women that know about this?? Are they all 80? I only know about this because I was reading some...victorian thing I forget about what exactly but it lead me to google it because I was curious. I'd never heard of it before and didn't assume people knew about it anymore.


Yes we do. My father was born in 1923.I was filled in on everything. I even know that scratching a womans palm with your finger while holding hands means you wanna fark her later. Center of the hand is very sensitive,
 
2013-02-09 01:06:45 AM  
Is the flower code the same as the hanky code or do we have to study an entirely new system?
 
2013-02-09 01:52:53 AM  
The article is all BS.  The best flowers to get a woman on valentine's are the ones she likes best.  Yeah, yeah, that does not help much, but this will.  Talk to her before Valentine's day.  Find out if she even likes the "holiday."  Ask her what her favorite flower is.  Ask her what type she would prefer on the 14th.  I once dated a woman who absolutely sunflowers, so, on Valentine's Day I got her sunflowers.  Hands down, best choice on flowers I have ever made in my entire life.  In short, talk to her before you buy the roses.  She may just hate them.
 
2013-02-09 01:56:03 AM  

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


I would be flattered,  but I hope that she would know that I would much rather get a big bouquet of various herbs, because then I could cook with them instead of just throwing them out in a few days.
 
2013-02-09 04:45:18 AM  

Mock26: I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?

I would be flattered,  but I hope that she would know that I would much rather get a big bouquet of various herbs, because then I could cook with them instead of just throwing them out in a few days.


just ask for weed
 
2013-02-09 04:48:49 AM  
I always give my wife a 12 roll pack of Scott toilet paper.  Honestly, who couldn't use a 12 roll pack of Scott tolilet paper.
 
2013-02-09 04:54:17 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: taurusowner: Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Maybe not a secret message in them per say, but a secret bee in them could be conceived as a message of some sort.  I'm just saying.
 
2013-02-09 05:06:47 AM  
Brought to you by the not-yellow rose growers association. Dontbuyyellowroses
 
2013-02-09 08:43:50 AM  
the wife is getting a a pound of yaucono coffee and a pound of Jack Daniels coffee.
she's also getting 2 blue colored clematis plants to plant along the rock wall.
 and, she also's getting her car paid off.

she's getting me a new battery for the tractor and a spam can of ammo.
 
2013-02-09 09:34:00 AM  
I have my love a cherry that had no stone....I gave my love a chicken that had no bones.........biatch left me for a guy who gave her flowers...
 
2013-02-09 10:29:11 AM  

acohn: aintnuttintofarkwith: I just ordered a couple fruit bats (dead) for my girl. Is there some secret meaning behind those or am I okay?

How on earth did you do that?  Were they on eBay?

 
2013-02-09 12:06:30 PM  
Ever notice how such articles always list the most pricey flowers as the ones most certain to please her?
 
2013-02-09 02:31:11 PM  

WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.


When you stopped giving flowers, did you start sending something she likes instead or did you just stop?
It could bethat she associated flowers with your feelings for her, and if you stopped everything then she thinks you don't care anymore. Women are not that complex.  Many women don't care so much about flowers, but like the idea that someone cares enough to send flowers even when we told them they don't have to do things like that.
 
2013-02-09 04:32:12 PM  

wildlifer: the wife is getting a a pound of yaucono coffee and a pound of Jack Daniels coffee.
she's also getting 2 blue colored clematis plants to plant along the rock wall.
 and, she also's getting her car paid off.

she's getting me a new battery for the tractor and a spam can of ammo.


the wife is getting everything
why even bother living
 
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