Dirty Rotten Flowers Provides Perfect Valentine Gift For That Not-So-Special Someone
In the words of the great Nazareth, “Love hurts, love scars, love wounds, and mars.” And never do those words hold greater meaning than on Feb. 14, National Singles Awareness Day, more commonly known as Valentine’s Day to those fools who “think of happiness, blissfulness, togetherness.”
One Los Angeles florist has the perfect solution for those forlorn lovers who want to strike back against the one who left them or simply share their feelings of bitterness. Dirty Rotten Flowers offers bouquets of—you guessed it—dirty rotten dead blooms. As the company says on its Facebook page, “Revenge is a dish best-served florally!”
“For many, using Dirty Rotten Flowers is inexpensive therapy,” owner Roman Sacke told WallStreetInsanity. “I’m sure the recipients aren’t always happy about receiving DRF, but the senders always seem to be satisfied.”
WallStreetInsanity recently caught up with Sacke, who explained he started the business on a whim a few years ago when he thought about re-using old flowers from his primary business—Roman Sacke Floral Design—as a joke.
“I guess my sense of humor comes from my Czech background,” he said. “We tend to have this dark, off-beat sense of humor. Needless to say, I put together this Web site on a whim and it just seemed to take off. We got some criticism, but mostly from people who have a limited sense of humor.”
According to Sacke, Dirty Rotten Flowers’ customers get the humor and often use the service to “put a punctuation on a relationship gone bad,” or send a friend or loved one a gag.
Dirty Rotten Flowers offers four bouquets on its Web site: The classic Dirty Rotten Flowers, the Morticia—basically a dozen roses without the heads—the I Love You, NOT—the most popular Valentine’s bouquet—and the Bad Lay—a lei of dead blooms. The flowers are packaged in black, glossy boxes and wrapped in hot pink tissue paper tied with ribbon bearing the DRF logo. They are delivered anonymously to the recipient with or without a card.
“We do steady business throughout the year, but Valentine’s Day is our bonanza time,” Sacke said, adding that several hundred bouquets were sold in 2012 but a 30-percent increase is expected for 2013. “Especially during the few weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day when people are fixated on their love life—good or bad.”
[Images via DRF]
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