Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mindless Monday Madness

Ok, I am sorry. There, I said it up front. I have to get this off my chest. I was out browsing a flowers' website to check out Mother's Day flowers and at what they're priced and what I came across was the above bouquet of "Balance and beauty combine to create a graceful bouquet of poise and polish. Cymbidium Orchids in a vivid pink hue lean with ease composing a bouquet of soft simplicity."
Includes 6 stems of pink Cymbidium Orchids and a designer glass vase.

Your purchase includes a complimentary personalized gift message.

Now nothing says Happy Mother's Day like this bouquet for $475.00. Yes, you read it correctly. $475.00 clams my friends. So what you are really telling dear old Mom is "you raised me to be a damned fool with my money because I just bought you 6 pink orchids that will die in 5 days or less for $475.00." That's $79.16 per orchid. Oh and you get the complimentary gift card (shit, I would hope it's complimentary after you drop $475.00 on 6 damned flowers) on which you can leave your loving message:

Happy Mother's Day.
I hope you have a wonderful day.
I have more money than brains, thanks for raising me so well.

Love, your frugal son or daughter.

Sorry Mom. I love you very, very much, but I love you everyday, not just on Mother's Day. As much as I love you I respect the fact that you actually raised me to have a bit more gray matter than to spend almost five bills on some damned flowers. Think of all the things that $475.00 could support in these times. The real humor is that the only reason said flower company has this selection on its website is that dumb asses buy them. Sheesh.

Happy 13th Anniversary to my Lovely wife. Thank you for putting up with me for all those years.

Keep On Rockin'In The Free World


The Mom Jen said...

I think my mom would rather have the cash! LOL.

angie said...

OK. That's just insanity. If I found out someone spent 500 bucks on flowers for me, I think I'd croak. Then again, I don't have to worry about that. :)

Em said...

Your Mama raised you right!!

And how funny our 13th anniversaries are one week apart - me and Hubs' was last Monday.

Happy Belated!