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"Your basic rule of thumb should be,the bigger the guilt, the longer the stem."
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The Niche Economy
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'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?'
"What the hell do you want? You know this is my busiest day, Mother!"
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"They weren't wilted before you picked them up!"
"Why don't you just tell me what idiotic thing you did, and I'll pick out the appropriate bouquet!"
"My wife said I had to get flowers for my mother-in-law....I don't suppose you have any dead ones laying around?"
"Which of these will look the prettiest without the others?"
"I'm looking for an arrangement that says, 'Sorry about the sofa.'"
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"I think my wife's trying to tell me something. She gave me a gift card to a Florist!"
"Oh look Harold, a flower shop!"
'Maybe you should try flowers?'
'Hands up. This is a military coup!'
'Nothing says 'I'll never hit you again' like a lovely arrangement of poisonous mushrooms in a bucket of pig manure.'
"Usually gardeners only have green thumbs, so you must really spend a lot of time in the garden."
"Nope - ya know what they say - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..."
'I brought you here to say I'm sorry. Can we go now - or do I have to buy you some?'
"For someone in the hospital, I'd recommend this arrangement -pleasant colors, a nice variety, and they all can be eaten for medicinal purposes."
'He's sending 2,400 roses to win her back, and charging it to her credit card.'
"Well, if they are for an amnesiac, how about some Forget-Me-Nots?"
'I think this mother might prefer a different planter.'
"Crikey! I wasn't intending to shout it from the rooftops!!"