Wednesday, February 6, 2008

NOT every girl loves ROSES

As the third busiest holiday nears, I'm sure many people (especially men) are beginning to think about the roses they are "expected" to buy for their women.
With prices only increasing each year, roses are no longer as affordable as they once were. To make it more painful to your wallet, the prices for roses are ridiculously high during this holiday due to the declining dollar around the world. Despite this overpriced marketing technique for just this one holiday every year, the demand for such a flower remains high.

"Red roses have been so inbred in American society as the symbol of love for Valentine's Day that no matter what the pricing structure is, we still continue to sell as many red roses as we can" (Brian Vetter, president of the Arizona State Florists Association as quoted in the Arizona Republic).

"189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine's Day and 1.2 billion throughout the year" ('s_Day)

The truth is, there are so many beautiful flowers in the world. Roses are so common and so overrated, and especially overpriced!