‘Old’ friends…

???????????????????????????????I commented to an ‘old’ friend that I love flowers… and when it comes to roses, I like peach, white, yellow, or pink.. any color, but red.

A week later he shows up at my door with red roses…
I thank him while thinking… ‘red’?
He says, “You said you especially like red roses…”
Getting a vase, I think strange then chuckle to myself as I ask… “Do you remember what I said last week?”
“Yes. That you love flowers and especially red roses.”
“Do you have a bit of a problem with your hearing?”
Self concsiously, “Yes. I do. Yes, at times…. why?”
“I really appreciate the flowers and I love all flowers,  but red .. .well..”
“You don’t like red roses? I thought your expression strange when I walked in.”
“All flowers are beautiful and I appreciate the gift… but, I prefer white, yellow, peach, pink…”
He adds. “Any color, but red?”
We laugh…
“Darn.. next time, I’ll bring white.”
I reflect, perhaps, other misunderstandings with this man have been because of his loss of hearing… or is it that he doesn’t really listen…?
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3 thoughts on “‘Old’ friends…”

  1. The dude is passive aggressive. He brings you something he knows you don’t like . The gift is about him and not who he gives it to. He either is cruel, dumb, doens’t listen or I might guess he’s even sadistic.

  2. He heard the word roses. He just doesn’t listen or doesn’t care. Buys something fast without thinking. Doesn’t pay attention to details or what matters. I say pretty much a creep.

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