Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How do you feel when you're out at a bar or restaurant and one of those dudes selling single stem flowers make his approach?

13 comments:

Rob said...

normally sad...

that no one will buy me a rose.

pinchie said...

I avoid all eye contact (don't talk to me, don't talk to me, don't talk to me...)

Cate said...

i feel like i would like one of those flowers. because i like flowers.

Dan said...

True story - one time I saw a drunk guy knock the flowers out of aflower guy's hand at Lucky Bar, and consequently get kicked out. Ever since then I've had a sort of respect for flower guys. I'm sure they get fucked with a lot.

John said...

I'd feel a special bond.

I went as that guy for Halloween one year. It took the average bar patron maybe 10 seconds to realize I wasn't the real guy and...I swear...it took one of the flower guys at least 3 seconds to realize I wasn't a competitor.

Beth D said...

i'm usually pretty uncomfortable. but, I prefer the American approach to the Euro-restaurant hawker method. There, they just drop stuff on your table. One time, I was in France, and a guy put a lighter the shape and size of a gun on our table. I was momentarily terrified.

Karen said...

first, i look to make sure it's not john with a fake mustache. then i pretty much ignore them and avoid eye contact. because a) i never encounter him while with anyone who might buy me a flower and b)as pretty as flowers are, they're a pain in the ass to carry around for the rest of the night and would be ruined by the time i got home anyway.

Christine said...

no harm, no foul...a few years ago isra and i made friends with one guy b/c he became a regular at chaos like us. he was older and very sweet and would say that his wife said he couldn't come home until he sold all his flowers.

Battgirl said...

I always wish with every ounce of my emotion that the flower guy was the tamale guy from Chicago. There it's not flowers... It's a dude with one of those white styrofoam coolers filled with homemade tamales. You can get a bag of ten (they are little) for $5, and they are the best thing you've ever tasted at 3am.

Megan D said...

it's awkward -- even more so if you are with a guy you barely know.

Leslie said...

I usually have a hybrid of a geek attack and a moment of annoyance. Then I avoid eye contact and will them to go away.

I once had a dude buy one for me and i didn't know what to do with it so I broke it off at the stem and put it in my hair. Is that rude?

Ken S said...

I always try to get the flower guy to buy one for me...never works.

Emily Pearl Goodstein said...

i WAS JUST at eatonville on monday when this happened. i always thing "i hope nobody buys me one bc that would be depressing and who let that dude into the restaurant?" then i think "i hope he is making enough money to support himself and his family and i wish this country had health care coverage for everyone since i fear he isn't ensured."