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In which i give a Public Service Announcement

 

Dear all you husbands and significant others out there:

 

See this?  This picture below.

 

That is a picture of a flower arrangement that was sent to a friend of mine.  Why was it sent?  Well, this woman was having a particularly bad day at work and her husband sent these to her.

 

She then tweeted it out and of course, all the people who know her were all like “oh my god, your husband is the BEST!” because of course, he must be.

 

So guys, when your wife is having a bad day just send her a little reminder of how she’s important to you and voila!!! Pretty soon all her friends think you’re the bomb.

 

It’s that EASY!

 

Consider this a Public Service Announcement brought to you by Lynn MacDonald.

 

On the other hand ladies, do NOT send flowers to your spouse or significant other at work.  How do I know that? Because I once did exactly that!!!

 

Back in the day, basically about 25 years ago, when Kevin and I truly loved each other he would send me flowers.  One day I decided that I would let him know that I loved him too so I sent him a dozen roses to work.  This was all well and good except that Kevin worked at a Chemical company and the flowers went to his office and everybody saw them on his desk.

 

When he got home we had this conversation.

 

Kevin:             Lynn, NEVER send me flowers again.

Me:                  Why?  Weren’t they nice?

Kevin:             yeah, they were beautiful

Me:                  Did you not like them?

Kevin:             you don’t understand Lynn

Me:                  Wow, I thought I was being loving

Kevin:             … they were on my desk and I was in a meeting elsewhere

Me:                  I can’t believe you didn’t like my flowers

Kevin:             … and when I was gone

Me:                  I’m totally unappreciated

Kevin:             … all the guys saw the flowers

Me:                  poor me

Kevin:             … and when I got back to my office

Me:                  yeah?

Kevin:             … there were notes all over my flowers

Me:                  really? Like what?

Kevin:             like “we love you from the Poker guys”

Me:                  hahaha

Kevin:             … or “We couldn’t live without you from the manufacturing staff”

Me:                  Oh my god

Kevin:             … or “you make the company so much better”

 

By now I’m dying because this is a huge chemical plant and I can just imagine how much shit Kevin got there.  It was also predominantly male and a sort of macho environment.

 

Kevin:             … so Lynn please, PLEASE never send me flowers again

Me:                  gee, I was just trying to show my love

Kevin:             NOT WITH FLOWERS AT WORK!

Me:                  ok, so I’ll NEVER shower you with love again … or flowers

 

And so I haven’t… 25 years later and still no love from me.  So ladies, consider this YOUR Public Service Announcement.

 

NEVER SEND FLOWERS TO A GUY AT WORK!!!

 

You can thank me later.

 

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27 Comments

  1. Taragel
    February 3, 2012

    Ha ha! That is totally awesome. Now I want to send flowers back to Rich! Kevin’s a good sport. ;)

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      He was mortified…and in such a he-man environment too!!!! Do it! Take a picture, and then send me the reaction and I’ll put it up in go ahead, amuse me!!!!

  2. Marta
    February 3, 2012

    You should have added a note that said: “You are such a stud – last night was the best night of my life”, then he would have all of the guys’ respect!

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      hahaha…i was young and didn’t think of that

  3. Name *
    February 3, 2012

    I sent my husband (then boyfriend) flowers when he was in the middle of the exams that would push him from PhD student to All But Done. I made sure they were NOT delivered when he was actually writing an exam. And I made the card say “because you’d kill me if I sent them tomorrow”

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      hahaha…that was the ONE and ONLY time i’ve ever sent him flowers…i’m done

  4. mara
    February 3, 2012

    That reaction to the flowers would have made me send other things such as cookie-grams and teddy bears with balloons.

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      hahaha…he wasn’t all that amused and i didn’t want him to get so much shit (At the time)

  5. Mayor Gia
    February 3, 2012

    Hahahah that is AWESOME. What about a singing telegram!??
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    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      wow…never thought of that

  6. Julie
    February 3, 2012

    Back in the day, basically 25 years about years ago when Kevin and I truely loved each other … Lord, you make me laugh!

    This past year I completely forgot our wedding anniversary until the day before. With the Mister working 2000 miles away, I figured I’d have something sent to him at work. I decided on a cactus and wrote on the card, “Be careful, the spikes on this plant can be a real bitch, just like me. Happy Anniversary!”

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      that’s a great idea…i’m never clever like that

  7. Melanie
    February 3, 2012

    I am totally sending my boyfriend flowers at work now. He works with high school students so he’ll get teased for sure!

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      he sure will…a LOT

  8. Motherhood on the Rocks
    February 3, 2012

    ha ha! I hope he takes note of this and doesn’t make you mad. That would be a fun way to get back at him! :)

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      well, now all his guys read this blog so they already give him shit

  9. Faith.The Blond.
    February 3, 2012

    One word…….stripper.

    Just sayin’

    • Lynn
      February 3, 2012

      i can’t even imagine that

      • Faith.The Blond.
        February 3, 2012

        Bet the guys wouldn’t harass him though lmao

        • Lynn
          February 3, 2012

          Yeah…they teased him for a long time and then we moved back to north Carolina

  10. OMG…from the poker guys…that is hysterical! I think he could have come out of the situation a little worse for the wear. And I love the stripper comment above. I suppose if you were REALLY mad at him you could send him flowers from the plumber or send him a singing telegram from Barney or something.

    • Lynn
      February 4, 2012

      I know right??? Thanks for the comment

  11. alaina
    February 5, 2012

    Flowers for a chick = good idea, Flowers for a dude = bad idea…I totally agree!

    • Lynn
      February 5, 2012

      ,pretty funny though

  12. Nicholle Olores
    February 5, 2012

    Thanks for the announcement. Maybe Kevin is quiet busy and he doesn’t want to be disturbed. I agree flowers for a dude is a bad idea.
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    • Lynn
      February 5, 2012

      Busy? Well he says he is…but I don’t believe him

  13. Katie
    February 10, 2012

    I actually laughed out loud at this post! My boyfriend also works for a chemical company, so I know how the guys at the plant can be – heck, they made fun when his lunch was a peanut butter sandwich and some goldish, not manly enough I guess!

    But I texted him “What would you do if I sent you flowers at the plant?” His response? “I’d hand in my resignation!”

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