Sunday, May 6, 2007

What money doesn't buy

I was very excited today to have finally bought enough flowers from The Flower Room to earn myself a free bunch. After tallying up my loyalty points I had a $20.15 credit, which secured me a $20 bouquet of extravagantly-sized plum-coloured lilies. After wrapping them up, the florist (my favourite one, with hair the colour of hydrangeas) then noted I still had 15 cents on my credit, and put together a tiny 15-cent bunch of sweet peas. Awww...


The warm-fuzzy feelings they're bringing me are worth much more than their small-change value.

(Incidentally, the pear vase comes from Newtown's own Pentimento.)

While we're talking about happy feelings, I recently experienced that unbeatable twin sensation of good fortune and entitlement you get when you stumble upon a Really Good Free Thing. I found this beautiful framed poster abandoned on Wilford Street and snaffled it immediately.


Of course, the greatest pleasure of finding a Really Good Free Thing comes when you get to gloat about it.

2 comments:

beth said...

What a sweet pea the hydrangea lady is!

Mark said...

Glad to see my poster found a new home. Bought it in 1985 in ... St Tropez of all places . . .
Mark.