I had a friend once, a very well meaning friend, who thought he would spread a little cheer and happiness on Valentine’s Day but it turned into a hilarious embarrassment for him but then followed by a heart-warming ending.
To set the scene…
Mike had lots of friends and acquaintances, he was popular at work and through his easy-going manner, got to know a lot about people’s lives. He would often do little things just to pick someone up who was feeling low; perhaps take a little of their work away from them if they were stressed or buy a chocolate bar for someone who needed a sugar lift.
One year it was approaching Valentine’s Day and he struck on a great idea.
The previous summer, he and a friend had spent a mad fortnight on holiday touring in the friend’s little open top sports car. One afternoon, they’d bought a bouquet of roses and driven around the town they were in, stopping by attractive women and giving them a rose. Such was the success of the mission in terms of the smiles they got, he thought he would follow a similar plan for Valentine’s Day.
The first bit of hilarity was when he went into his local card shop and asked if they did boxes of Valentine’s cards. The male shop owner simply winked at him whilst his wife raised an eyebrow and offered to do him a discount of ‘buy two, get a third free’.
Leaving the shop clutching fifteen cards, he set about writing them, personalising them to the person he was sending them to. Now thankfully he didn’t profess undying love for each, simply commenting on what made them special and saying how much that just knowing them, brightened his life.
He took the trouble to send them all to be posted from the town called ‘Love’ in Saskatchewan where his cards would be posted bearing the postmark ‘Love’.
Now the cards had been sent to ladies from many different parts of his life but on Valentine’s Day itself, the first effects of his efforts were to be seen in his office.
Some took a quick peek at the card before tucking it away, others proudly showed it to their colleagues and spent the day with a warm glow inside whilst a very few dismissed it as a prank and threw the card away.
Still, he felt it had been a good thing to do for it had mainly had positive effects.
The hilarity came when two of the recipients guessed it had been him and started subtly, then not so subtly, flirting with him. Needless to say they were not the kind of soul mates he was seeking and spent much of the day, and in fact the next week, trying to avoid them and certainly trying to avoid being alone with them anywhere in the office.
There was a twist to the story though for, after he’d returned from lunch, he found a card on his desk.
Opening it, he found that his plan had been rumbled. The sender had been touched by what he had tried to do and in particular by the card he’d sent her. Instead of signing her name, she’d referred to his comments about her, saying no one had ever taken the time to notice her in the past. Immediately he felt a surge of emotion and realised that, despite the non-serious intentions behind his plans, he has unwittingly discovered someone who loved him and that, in return, he felt just as strongly about.
It probably isn’t too unfair to say ‘the rest is history’ but it shows how a simple act of affection can awaken strong deep feelings of love and attraction.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 06:45:16 under Arrangements, Bouquets, Floral Gifts, Special Event, Valentine's Day, Wedding.
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