Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Hallmark Day!

For the first time in a while, I'm not wasting money on Valentine's Day. Here in Germany, it's really not that big of a deal. Unlike, say, Saudi Arabia. When I first read this article about how the government doesn't allow sales of Valentine's-related paraphernalia, I thought, "Great!" Then I got to this line about the lengths florists go to to avoid detection:

"Sometimes we deliver the bouquets in the middle of the night or early morning, to avoid suspicion,"

Clearly, delivering flowers in the middle of the night isn't suspicious. But, that's not an issue in the 'dorf. I'm here, safe from any of the flower police that might come looking.

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