I was sitting at my desk, when in walks the UPS lady with two packages, not just the one I was expecting. My lucky day! The box on top was from an online flower distributor, completely unexpected. I signed for it and opened it with great anticipation - was it from some man whom I'd just met and had no idea he had a crush on me? Was it a welcome home present?
The card said, "Rematch? T"
It took me a minute. Is this from my supervisor who signs his emails with T? Did he mean to send these to the other Co-Director as an inside joke but sent them to me to give to the other Director? Rematch?
Then, it dawned on me. Tyler. The rematch being a game he taught me to play and I finally beat him at it. Tyler from four months ago, who has sent me multiple emails, text messages, FaceBook messages, and called late at night on a couple of occassions (and, no, I've not answered or picked up one time).
I walked away. I looked out the window. I walked back to the box and opened it to see which flowers he had sent me. I was taken aback by odor of Stargazer Lillies and eucalyptus. I am allergic to both, so allergic that in a matter of minutes I was wheezing.
I closed the box and looked up the distributor online. He sent me the Sympathy Bouquet (small one) with the free vase.
If you tell a lady that she would make a good prostitute, if you fail to inform her before sleeping with her and progressing to the point of her actually having a toothbrush at your place, as well as introducing her to your brother, that you just got out of a long-term committed relationship and aren't emotionally available, if she buys you tickets to go the Kennedy Center for a performance of one of your favorite composers and don't say "Thank you" until a day after she told she bought them for you, do you think it's a good idea to send her a cheap Sympathy Bouquet? One that she is allergic to, no less?
The flowers ended up in the break room at the other end of the hall with a "free flowers" sign on them. I hope some one enjoyed them.