Pear Flowery

Millions of Pears. Pears For Me

The other night I went shopping for groceries. We have several 24-hour grocery stores in the vicinity, so if one needs to refill the larder, it’s not a big task.

I figured I’d go down to Sobeys, but I ended up taking a wrong turn, and ended up in a traffic jam on an expressway.

Eventually, I ended up at a Dominion and proceeded to shop. After spending almost an hour in the traffic jam (at 1 AM no less) I had forgotten what we had at home in terms of fruit, so I ended up getting a basket of pears, not realizing that we already had a basket at home.

I’ve been averaging 3-4 pears a day.

All I can say is…


Flowery Observation

Yesterday my wife was having a bad day.

I decided to get her some flowers*, so I stopped off at the flower shop in the concourse level of the building I work in.

I picked up a bunch of Gerber Daisies with some greenery and headed home.

As I walked, I noticed that women I walked past would smile at me. Or maybe they would just smile and happened to be looking sort of at me because I was holding the flowers (which is what they were most likely looking at).

It was a strange phenomenon.

And I’m not talking about a few women. I’m talking about every woman I walked past.

It was a little unnerving.

My brain was formulating a hypothesis…

BRAIN CELL 1: It appears that upon seeing flowers, women become happy!
BRAIN CELL 2: Indeed. This is a most interesting discovery.
BRAIN CELL 3: How could we not have known this before?
BC1: Not sure, chap. Not sure at all.
So, is it safe to say that to make women happy, we should buy them flowers?
BC3: I don’t think the wife would really appreciate us spending money on other women, even if it would make the world a better place.
BC1: Yes. But it seems that just holding the flowers and walking makes women happier, if only for the time they see us carrying the flowers.
BC3: You might have something there.
BC1: Well, I’m not just good-looking, you know.
BC2: I’m just writing this down…women…complete strangers…see flowers…carry the one…
BC1: We might have ourselves a new law!
ALL: Hooray!

Good old brain.

Always thinking.

Anyhow, another thing I noticed is that guys that caught sight of the bouquet would have one of two reactions…

  • A guilty look
  • An angry look

What’s up with that?

BC2: Have you noticed how many guys are glowering in our direction?
BC3: It is odd, isn’t it?
BC1: Oh! Oh! New law!
BC3: Indeed!
BC2: Men will feel negative emotions when looking at other men carrying flowers.
BC1: Weird.

The most amusing reactions, though, were the guys with their gals. Here’s the play-by play.

  • Couple walking along.
  • Girl sees flowers I’m carrying and smiles.
  • Guy with girl sees girl smiling at me.
  • Guy looks at me and scowls.
  • Guy holds girl’s hand.
  • Guy moves closer to girl.

Like I’m going to steal your lady, Chuck. One guy on the subway even turned to his girlfriend and held both of her hands, desparately trying to hold her gaze.

Sometimes I’m ashamed to be a guy.

* – Yes, folks. Sometimes you can get people flowers for no other reason than to make them smile…

18 Responses

  1. Haha. The best observation is the insecure guy + smiling girl combo. So damn good!

  2. Did you get some sugar when you got home? Come on, don’t be a tease.

  3. Bring me flowers on Monday, and you’ll know the answer.

  4. Awww. flowers for no reason is a great thing. WAY better than flowers for a reason. your handsome and thoughtful… no wonder the guys get jealous…. (they just wish they were as smart as you.)…and all the ladies love you…(they want you to be theirs) ciao

  5. Contrary to popular belief (popular being “sumpoosiestore1’s own opinion), the ‘sumpoosie’ website is not so cool.

  6. Awwwwwww, Jorge, that’s so sweet. I too have been one of those women smiling at guys carrying flowers. And guys carrying babies. Imagine the looks you’d get if you were carrying flowers AND a baby! 🙂 Cat


  8. I saw a guy carrying flowers last night on the c-train and smiled at him… wasn’t you though, this guy was carrying birds of paradise… plus it was Calgary. Flowers make me smile… even if they aren’t for me. In fact I started smiling just reading that your wife was having a bad day so you bought her flowers. I’m smiling right now. Aw yeah 🙂

  9. Jorge, this is one of the most hilarious and thoughtful pieces that I’ve read in a long time. I think that my reaction would be a smile because I know that you’re headed to some woman with those flowers, and we women are just romantic enough to be touched by the gesture, even if it’s not intended for us. Just like we all melt when a woman in the office has flowers sent to her. I think the guys were angry because you were raising the standard for them. You’re throwing off the curve, buddy! Have a great weekend!

  10. jorge, they were smiling because they thought, “ooooh, he must have done something really bad! ha ha ha ha ha!” 🙂

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    just to say hi neighbour. Hope you don’t eat MacDonalds. Keeping it real!!! Booyah!!! D€ Gürl ô¿~

  12. Hope you`re having a great weekend.

  13. Bonus points for the Prezzies title. More importantly – how did Mrs. J react to the flowers?

  14. I always smile when I see a guy carrying flowers, not because I think he did something awful that he’s trying to make up for, but because he looks so ackward carrying them. I think its really sweet when a guy picks up flowers. (Dave does this on occasions.) I’ve also noticed that the guy who picked up flowers usually carries them like he’s not quite sure what to do with them– can’t let them just dangle from his hand because then they’d be upside down, but can’t carry them like he’s in a wedding procession either.

  15. I agree that women smile at the gesture – they know that someone is going to be happy to get those flowers. I would smile too, even though I do not particularly care for flowers myself. It’s the thoughtfulness.

  16. Hey Jorge…do you have a twin or a brother who would bring me flowers? HA Very sweet…

  17. HA! Well, that is interesting isn’t it. I love getting flowers. If I’m having a bad day, I’ll but flowers for myself. There is something uplifting about it. It’s good that your brain cells took the time to recognize that this is in fact a good thing. You shouldn’t be ashamed to be a guy. Think about that for a minute. So what if guy on subway grabs his girlfriend. You’ve guilted him into appreciating her more!! 😀 Good job!

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