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'It's ok, I'm a florist'
"Your basic rule of thumb should be,the bigger the guilt, the longer the stem."
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'You didn't like it when I got you flowers from the petrol station, so this year I've bought you a litre of engine oil.'
"Are these beautiful? I can't ever tell?"
"Sometimes you just have to stop and b***h about the roses."
The Niche Economy
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Happy Hour at the Stamen & Pistil
'Stopped a shoplifter today. Caught him red-handed.'
"What flower says you're sorry without admitting wrongdoing?"
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"I want some flowers that say 'Here, have some friggin' flowers.'"
'Are you sure that's all you have to say?'
'Sorry, I had to call the authorities. Whenever a guy buys that many roses, you just know he's guilty of something.'
The Goldilocks Flower Emporium has bouquets labeled Too Much Commitment, Too Little Commitment, and Just Right.
"What the hell do you want? You know this is my busiest day, Mother!"
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'My wife and I had a big fight last night.'
'Oh. . . Flowers. . . I thought you said you were going to show me your amazing powers.'
"I'd like to get something for my wife. Do you have any olive branches?"
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"Why don't you just tell me what idiotic thing you did, and I'll pick out the appropriate bouquet!"
"They weren't wilted before you picked them up!"
"My wife said I had to get flowers for my mother-in-law....I don't suppose you have any dead ones laying around?"
'Something that says I'm sorry without admitting liability.'
Say it with Flowers: Get well.
"Which of these will look the prettiest without the others?"
"Answer the question with a simple yes or no. You may not 'say it with flowers' in a court of law."
"I need something that says, 'I'm sorry about that thing I said that caused you to totally overreact.' "
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