Corner roses

October 14, 2007

As Mary searched for the perfect half-dozen lavender roses at the flower stand outside her office, she said, “I’m just not finding what I’m looking for here.”

“That’s because I’ve been keeping the best ones back here.” With a flourish, Sherman presented her the six-stem bouquet, no bruised petals, no brown edges. “I even broke off the thorns for you.”

Mary reached for her wallet, but he waved.

“They’re on me. Beautiful roses for my most beautiful customer.”

When her husband called, she sent him straight to voicemail. After all, she couldn’t remember the last time he’d brought her flowers.

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