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February 14, 2011

On Valentine’s Day

Filed under: life — kafkaworld @ 4:59 am

I couldn’t agree with you more.  It’s a Capitalist Plot: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, the whole damn lot should all be banned.  Let’s keep the world drab, grey and uneventful as it was always meant to be.  Let’s just have one day following another, plodding endlessly, until finally, we step off the edge and it’s all over.

I admit I used to be like you, a staunch member of the fun police, determined not to become a tool of capitalism.  Now I’m old and I just don’t give a damn,  so a few days ago, I arranged for my dear boy to be sent a rose and half a dozen heart shaped chocolates …  to his workplace.  Two reasons.

1.  He’s had a hellish week being the only doctor working in a 5 doctor practice.  Maximum stress and pressure not only trying to see everyone who needed him, but giving them the care and attention they deserved.  He could do with a pleasant surprise.

2.  I thought it might cause some trouble and make him the subject of local gossip.  Who exactly is this person, with very bad taste in flowers, who is stalking the doctor.  Does his poor wife know etc etc.  I’m hoping the rumours will get back to me later this week.

So, there we are.  I’ve started the week with a rosy pink day.  The greyness will be back soon enough.  Don’t judge me.

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5 Comments »

  1. This really made me smile. Hope this week is better than the last!

    Comment by durdlin — February 14, 2011 @ 9:57 am | Reply

  2. Aw… that’s love. And boredom. I approve of inducing gossip. It will just make them all jealous that he’s with you and then you’ll have more bragging rights. Good thinking.

    (That, and he’s a good boy, and he deserved it. I hope you were equally loved.)

    Comment by kelleeg — February 14, 2011 @ 10:01 am | Reply

  3. Ah giving and receiving flowers; my two favourite ways to banish the blues, Right on sister.

    Comment by Cath — February 14, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

    • Damn right, but he has sent me flowers many times, so I wasn’t expecting any this time. He did send me a photo of a vase of flowers somebody left on the table once. He probably spent minutes searching for that 🙂

      Comment by kafkaworld — February 16, 2011 @ 6:12 am | Reply

  4. …and I thought that the Pfizer man sent them… How wrong can a man be? Now there certainly is plenty of gossip, most of which I generated.

    Comment by fontmaster — February 15, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply


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