Grocery Store Flowers  

SunneyOne 45F
2146 posts
9/9/2005 4:24 pm

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Grocery Store Flowers

Felice notte dear readers. I have returned home to mio casa for the notte. I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and pondered just how much you can tell about people from the groceries they buy. I also had a giggle at the fact that I will talk to anybody anywhere at any time. Some call this being friendly. Others say pesky. Others say things that aren’t so nice.

(Side note : Can I just tell you how good potato chips are when you’re drinking and haven’t had them in forever? I don’t keep them in my house for this reason. I shouldn’t drive, but I’m considering walking a ½ mile back to the grocery store for more.)

Anyway…I am at said grocery store with my wee basket in the checkout line behind a long line of men. I had to be nosy and peek at each of their baskets. (We were in the 10 items or less lane.)

1st man ‒ Eggplant, angel hair pasta, Italian sausage fresh bread and wine.
Me: Making dinner tonight for her?
This is met with a smile and a blushing nod.
Me: Good luck. Looks yummy. Lucky girl.

2nd man ‒ Case of beer, chips and ice.
Me: Where’s the party?
He laughs, scratches and says, “Anywhere you want it to be, baby.”
I’m trying hard not to roll my eyes.

3rd man ‒ Box of Kleenex, orange juice, 3 kinds of cold medicine, soup, ginger ale, an Italian sub and Cosmo.
Me: She’s sick, hm? Sweet of you to take care of her.
He nods, looking quite concerned and says, “I got everything she asked for, and even got my own dinner.
Good boy.

4th man ‒ Vogue, tofu, 2 bottles of wine, sprouts and some strange peppers.
I didn’t speak to this guy. I hardly knew where to start.

5th man ‒ A bottle of champagne, strawberries and whipped cream.
Me: Have a good night.
This is followed by this stupid brow wiggle I do, him blushing and whispering, “I plan on it.”

So at this point, I look at my own groceries. A bottle of vodka (from the liquor store next door), a jar of garlic olives, brownie mix, a ½ gallon of milk and a turkey sub. Uh huh. What would I say to myself? Clearly, I was going home to make martinis, eat a sub and make brownies. How very exciting a woman you are, Sunney.

But there was one thing all of these men had in common. All of them had grocery store flowers in their hand to take home to the lady. I was so touched by this. They were all different, but all of them were doing something for her. I looked at my little basket and kind of laughed, then turned and picked out a big bunch of pink, orange and red Gerbera daisies. I sat them on top of my basket to wait my turn with a little smile.

6th man, behind me ‒ Ice, one box of sushi, Diet Sprite, eggs and milk, no flowers. “I think that’s cool.”
Me: Pardon me?
6th man: Buying yourself flowers. That rocks. Go easy on those martinis, and have a good night.
Me: Thanks… I will. You too. Careful of that sushi… it does wicked things.

Funny, every person in that line left smiling.

rm_connor696 61M
834 posts
9/9/2005 11:12 pm

Okay, I would probably never buy Vogue unless there were some special project involved, but two bottles di vino, tofu, sprouts, strange peppers--that's all good. Non e vero? I just wanted to speak up on behalf of the poor fourth man. (Hey, wasn't that an Orson Wells flick?) Freaky people can be cool, honest. And at least they get enough wine.

La vita, il vino, e l'amore: e basta cosi

SunneyOne 45F

9/10/2005 2:36 am

Nothing against Mr. 4th Guy, believe me, just couldn't think of anything to say.

frogger1995 40F

9/10/2005 6:57 am

First of all, I never would have had the guts to ask them. I would just imagine...All are pretty predicatable, especially if buying flowers.

Funny, I have yet to ever catch even one man buying flowers at the grocery store...let alone five. I need to move to your city!

P.S. I love buying flowers for myself, at least you get what you want, and they really brighten up my home.

HughJarse2000 48M

9/10/2005 7:20 am

Hmmm . . . I reckon you had feelings for the 4th guy and couldn't speak up. Shy for first time in your life?

The man's taking a recipe from Vogue for tofu and bean sprout stuffed funny shaped peppers and you dry up !!!!!!! ?

SunneyOne 45F

9/10/2005 7:43 am

Frogger - I don't know about guts, I'm just one of those people who never met a stranger really. I'll talk to anybody. I've never bought flowers for myself before, but I have to admit, I love them.

And by the way... hot pic. Verrrry hot.

rm_mtnravyn 61M
890 posts
9/10/2005 9:17 am

Sunney Continue to spread that cheer, it is a rare commodity here and now. I love flowers, grocery store or my own. I take af lower when I get a massage, when I visit frineds, even took one to the VA the other day. There is something about flowers that is about heart to heart. Thanks for sharing you.

SunneyOne 45F

9/10/2005 11:09 am

Hugh - Uhm, no, he wasn't my bag at all. I'm not a tofu girl and my heart is already quite stolen.

Mtnravyn - That's sweet of you! You keep spreading cheer too.

hereforyou6217 44M
912 posts
9/10/2005 11:12 am

Awww. What a sweet entry. It's nice when a trip to the grocery store can reaffirm your faith in humanity. Or at least the male gender. Or at least five guys in a grocery line.

And by the way, martinis and brownies sounds like a great evening to me. Yum and yummy! Between that and the swedish fish in the last entry, you're really starting to make me hungry.

LovableEclectic 60F

9/12/2005 9:01 pm

I love flowers. It's nice to buy them for yourself, but it is so much more special to receive them from someone else. It has been years since a man has given/sent me flowers. Maybe I should relocate to your side of the county - evidently the men over there are more romantic.

SunneyOne 45F

9/13/2005 3:31 am

Lovable, let's recall that I don't know. I bought them for myself

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