Valentine’s Day – you either love it or you hate it. Years ago as a uni student my boyfriend (now husband) had a job for a few years on Valentine’s Day delivering for a group of local florists. Not surprisingly it’s a florist’s busiest day of the year and they need all the help they can get to keep up. I worked with him as his navigator and runner and the area we were allocated covered a huge industrial estate full of small to medium sized factories and warehouses (navigating was tricky!).
The target of our deliveries were mostly the receptionists and other admin staff (the occasional shop floor mega embarrassed in front of his mates guy), but mostly young women receiving flowers and chocolates and stuffed teddy bears from boyfriends and sometimes secret admirers.
Reactions were priceless – from embarrassed and shy to positively gloating. Regardless each one of these women were touched deeply by the gesture and...