Have you ever received a flower for no reason from a stranger? On several occasions, I was "stuck" with flowers after having been unable to deliver them to their intended recipient. I found out that a wonderful way to get rid of them was to give out a single rose to the first 12 or 24 women that I met.
I have done this several times-- once at work, and once at NBC Studios the day of the election-- and I tell you that it was one of the best things I ever did. There's no quicker way to put a smile on people's faces. At work, I had thought I was going to meet my girlfriend for dinner and had bought roses-- only to find out that she was unavailable. I gave the roses out at work and had a wonderful day as a result.
The day of the election, I just asked the women I met whether or not they had voted, and if they said yes, I congratulated them and gave them a flower. If they said they were from overseas and couldn't vote, I just asked them if they would have voted if they had had the chance. I got rid of 72 beautiful roses in about 20 minutes and even got one kiss out of it to boot.
Now I think that it would be a good idea for flower companies to offer such a product to deliver a single rose to multiple women. This would be a good corporate gift. Let's say you would order up 1,000 roses to be delivered to your company on some day for meeting a company goal. I guarantee that most women could come up with a vase for the flower on their own.
Or a new freshman in college could have one delivered to every woman in his school. Think of the possibilities!
An order as small as 10 roses in 10 vases could command 50 or 100 dollars in the high end corporate market. Perhaps the budding freshman could get his 500 flowers delivered for 1000 dollars. (There are kids who spend that much in a night.)
Just south of Washington Square in New York, I was able to buy a dozen red roses for $10 and two dozen other colored roses for $10, so my entire outlay that day was only $40!
I wrote about this to 1-800-Flowers.com and UPS and Match.com but haven't heard anything. Match.com turned me down.
Oh well. I really think that there should be a way to do this.
I hope that you like them.
The single rose in a vase looks nice.
They want $15 for one rose in a vase. It is a from "My Favorite Place" flower shop in Colorado. I do not know the woman but it looks like a nice shop.
Copyright 2004 John Bescherer "Notmtwain"