After 23 years of marriage, honesty knocks romance well and truly out of the ball park.

Protea Flowers

This week my husband gave me flowers, and before you go all doe eyed or soppy about that let me first share the accompanying conversation that went with them:

The Big Fella: “I got you some flowers”

Me: “Because?”

The Big Fella: “They are Proteas”

Me: “??????? And?”

The Big Fella: “Some guy who grows them brought them into work”

Me: “So?”

The Big Fella: “He had a glut of them”

Me: “So, you brought me flowers, because……?”

The Big Fella: “because…….[pause]…..they were free”

You’ll note that because the protea is such a large flower that he only had to ‘struggle’ home with two free flowers to fill a vase.

I suppose I should be grateful, after 23 years of marriage it’s probably a good thing that honesty is winning out over easily faked romance?!!

10 thoughts on “After 23 years of marriage, honesty knocks romance well and truly out of the ball park.

  1. I’m guessing that the comment from a ‘Amie’ up there is my ‘Amie’…..only his daughter would defend his non-romantic offering of free flowers……plus not that many folks chose a spelling that also means ‘beloved’ or ‘friend’ in French :)

  2. Well, Amie is right, a free flower is better than no flower. And he did come out the truth, after some prodding. By the way, congrats on 23 years together!

    • You are almost psychic and very close there, excellent guess; he’s a Yorkshire man, like the Scottish chappy they share equal frugalness which is a polite way of saying they are tight arses. He often gives me free pens and other stationery from work conferences. Jealous much???!!

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