You know when you buy flowers for someone? And when you walk/cycle/take-a-bus home there is always, and I mean Always someone seeing them, and joking, ‘Ah, are those for me?’ or ‘Awww you shouldn’t haaave’.
At least were I’m from, that’s what happens (Netherlands)
So I figured I’d try this social experiment. The next time I bought flowers for someone, I got two bunches of flowers. I left the shop and parked my bike somewhere random, manhandling the flowers to fit in the basket. There was an old man standing by the door of his care home, winking. “Are you bringing me flowers, love?”
And of course, that was my cue.
“Well, actually, I am.”
I handed him one of the bunches and the look on his face was absolutely golden. Completely confused (someone is giving me flowers?) and grinning at the same time (someone is giving me flowers!) Wished him a nice day and cycled home.
As far as social experiments go, this was fun!