The grocery store is a neutral kind of place for me. I surely don’t have aversions for going there. At the same time it is not a destination that I choose because I enjoy walking in and taking in the place. Simply it is neutral or benign.
Since I have no expectations once I arrive, then I am open to being entertained. Readily I will laugh, smile, chuckle or pause to admire something totally unexpected. It is like a free surprise without a birthday, anniversary or holiday involved.
I rounded a few end displays. My shopping cart driving was as good as ever. That’s when a vision captured my attention.
At first I was surprised. It could not be what I thought I was seeing. Quickly I changed the course of my shopping cart exploration and headed to this vision of attraction.
Our local grocery store has a very nice floral section. Arrangements, potted plants, balloons and gifts line the shelves. For any occasion there are options for any shopper.
An aroma was bountiful with these creative gift pots. I could inhale this kind of fragrance with a genuine smile. In fact I could read the individual decorations with fond memories.
These could very well be an option for celebrating someone’s special day. I have already made a mental note of this as an option. In my line of work remembering special days for special people is a constant.
Perishable is part of the delicacy of such offerings. While this gift option would not last forever, it had a shelf life that surpassed most flower arrangements. A potted plant would beat it out though.
Personally, I liked the peanut butter cup option. Straight chocolate would not be a turn off. Certainly, a collection of nut bars was a winner in my book.
It was a fun option. If a gift is supposed to make someone smile, then, this selection certainly filled the bill. Buy someone a candy bar bouquet. It will certainly make them laugh and grin and thank you profusely for your thoughtful yummy gesture.
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