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Random thought of the day

  • Apr. 23rd, 2008 at 10:23 PM
diamonds are forever - dino
What is the deal with flowers? Who ever got the idea of chopping them off and putting them into a vase? I mean, flowers are pretty (in general), sure. When they are growing somewhere outside. A bouquet of flowers inside your house looks pretty for a couple of days, if at all. Well, at least it seems to be the general opinion that flowers in a vase look pretty, but I might just not see the beauty in dying flowers on my table because that's all I see: dying flowers. I don't see the point and if anything, I feel sad seeing them wither away there. And people actually pay money for that (think of all the useful things they could buy instead!), then give it to someone as a present and that actually makes the other person happy! Why? Who the hell started that and how did they get that idea? How did chopped off plants become the standard "proper" present for just about any occasion you can think of? I can see the point in having a pretty plant in a pot that you can actually grow and that will bloom again and again if you take proper care of it (I can't for the heck of it remember to water them so they are not for me either). But bouquets of flowers as a present is just one of those peculiar human mysteries that I will never be able to comprehend. It's not like I think ill of people because they do that because it's just such a "normal" thing to do that I doubt most people ever even wonder about it in their whole life (although that alone does annoy me somewhat, and so does that I bet most of them also don't understand why anyone would wonder about it), it's just that there is really no sense to it and I don't get it. At all.
I suppose it is also one of those things that if I would actually go ask someone why they just gave someone flowers and why they think that was "appropriate" they won't be able to give me a plausible explanation. Because it's just what people do..

Comments

nimry wrote:
Apr. 25th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think I have ever bought flowers for anyone either, it just seems absurd to waste money on something like that.
I don't know, I don't think I would want artificial flowers either though, they just usually look too.. artificial (surprisingly XD).