|Not sure if that's an FYI or a warning.|
Finally, they wrap things up and head home in the nick of time for Thanksgiving (read Wednesday evening). Here's where the "niceness" I am supposed to appreciate comes in. Wednesday morning I'm on the phone and see a florist's truck. I know right away who is sending flowers. No, not the Party. His company. More specifically, it turns out, the CEO. The flowers are beautiful and huge! It's like the florist was told "put all your most expensive flowers in there." The note is addressed to both of us and reads:
Thanks for your extraordinary efforts and the support of your family. Happy Thanksgiving. CEO
Someone who thinks people are nice for real and never have ulterior motives might have been taken in by this "niceness." Not me. No sir. I know what that note really said. You just have to know how to read it. Here is what the real message was:
Even though we essentially kidnapped your husband and literally kept him from participating in life or parenting his children for over two weeks, it would be super awesome if you did not throw him out as that would probably distract him from his work. Happy Thanksgiving. CEO
When I spell it out for you like that it's crystal clear, isn't it? Yes, I thought so too. Although the flowers were gorgeous and it certainly is a nice thing to have something pretty in your house to look at, I figured I didn't need to rush to text Party about them because if he acted like he thought I should think it was genuinely nice, I was probably going to be annoyed. He could wait to get home to see them.
This is where the story gets funny. About an hour before Party is due to get home, another florist's truck arrives with a really pretty arrangement from Party (that's not the funny part). There was a really nice note about missing me and looking forward to seeing me. I texted Party to thank him and tell him how pretty they were. I did have to laugh though. By themselves, Party's flowers were really very lovely and I truly did appreciate and like them. Next to the CEO's flowers though, they looked a little puny. I texted Party that he would laugh when he saw what the CEO sent earlier in the day. I didn't say anything else.
The Party gets home and sees the huge floral arrangement in the living room and looks confused. He says "were those the flowers I sent?" I smiled and said "No, those are..." and pointed towards the arrangement in the kitchen. We both laughed and laughed. He is not a big flower sender, so what is the likelihood that when he does send them, he gets shown up? I took a picture with my phone, so the colors are not as pretty as they are in real life, but I think you will get the gist.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are off to the start of a fun and happy and healthy holiday season. xo DTC