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Commercialized Holidays...

On the way into work today there was a stall on Borough High Street selling roses for £5 each!

Do people really pay that much for them on valentines day?

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wellinghall
14th Feb, 2007 13:14 (UTC)
That's about what interflora charge if you buy them in bulk, with higher charges if you only buy a few; and then delivery is extra.

M&S were selling daffs at £1 a bunch, though.
hmmm_tea
14th Feb, 2007 16:32 (UTC)
£5 a flower?
wellinghall
14th Feb, 2007 18:55 (UTC)
Yep.
mair_aw
14th Feb, 2007 13:35 (UTC)
People pay double that
hmmm_tea
14th Feb, 2007 16:32 (UTC)
£10 for a single flower?!
mair_aw
14th Feb, 2007 16:43 (UTC)
I /thought/ it was £12 last time I was worrying about such things (a few years ago)
hmmm_tea
14th Feb, 2007 18:11 (UTC)
But surely by the time you're talking that much, you could get them something far more interesting than a single rose?
mair_aw
14th Feb, 2007 18:46 (UTC)
*shrug* expensive roses get some people horny, i guess.
morganmuffle
14th Feb, 2007 13:36 (UTC)
Never buy flowers on Valentines or Mothers Day...
hmmm_tea
14th Feb, 2007 16:33 (UTC)
Wasn't planning on it. They'd be a little worse for wear by the time I see thethirdvoice on Friday.

It just made my jaw drop when I saw the sign next to the stall...
feanelwa
14th Feb, 2007 14:05 (UTC)
You can buy a whole bush in Homebase for about a tenner. Admittedly they are future-roses and conditional on adding water and horse shit at regular intervals.
hmmm_tea
14th Feb, 2007 16:34 (UTC)
But they do last longer (assuming you do the whole water/horse shit stuff that is)...
chainmailmaiden
14th Feb, 2007 15:46 (UTC)
Do people really pay that much for them on valentines day?

Only foolish people, or those desperately trying to get into someones knickers ;-) It was Borough Market though, so they're going to be very expensive there anyway. Everything seems to be expensive in Borough, nice, but expensive.

That said I now recall Bacchus did actually buy me a single red rose last year. I sincerely hope he didn't pay that much for it!
hmmm_tea
14th Feb, 2007 16:35 (UTC)
Was outside the post office rather than on the market itself, but same thing really...
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