Ask Amy: I sent my friend roses and she thinks I’m in love with her

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

DEAR AMY: A friend of mine recently eloped.

I sent a really nice, expensive (over $200) arrangement of red roses to the couple’s home, along with a card addressed to her and her new husband, congratulating them on their marriage and wishing them a lifetime of love together.

I was surprised when I didn’t receive even an acknowledgement for the roses.

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About a month later a mutual friend of ours told me that my newlywed friend thought it was inappropriate that I sent red roses, saying that I must be in love with her because red roses are sent by someone who wants to express their romantic feelings to the recipient … I should have known that white or yellow roses were OK, but not red!

I have been completely perplexed. Is it inappropriate to send red roses to a newly married couple? Should I feel embarrassed and call with an apology?

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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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