Most Iowa Men Will Receive This Gift for the First Time After They Die
I had a morbid thought today. Most men won't receive flowers 'til they're dead. Obviously, at their funeral. In a world where we've begun to place more focus on how we talk to and treat each other (and trust me, I think that's a GOOD thing), should we still be stereotyping flowers as feminine?
Or, am I way off and people don't do that? I wanted answers so I reached out to several of my guy friends, and also to women in my life.
What I figured out was simple: Men don't really want flowers and, women don't really want to give flowers to guys because they feel they should be getting 'em from the guy. Interesting, right? Here are some exact quotes from my friends/colleagues.
Jason H., 33 (one of my best friends) I'd rather not get a gift that I have to care for. Just give me the chocolate and skip the flowers.
The man has a point...
JP., 43 (former coworker) Maybe a potted plant but no, I don't want flowers.
A 20-something has a thought...
Kailey F. (coworker), I'd consider it... especially after the social media movement about men wanting flowers.
Fair enough, I suppose. I asked others and got the same general answer. But honestly, I need not look further than myself: do I want flowers?
Honestly, like JP, I'd rather have a potted plant. At least that will live longer than one, maybe two weeks. And, perhaps even thrive under my care. What say you? Let me know.