Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission earlier today.
As a former flower shop employee, I just wanted to mention that it is not the florists themselves that raise prices for Valentine's day. In order to meet the demand on days such as Valentine's day, the growers must keep large crops all year round. They must raise the prices during high demand seasons in order to compensate for losses during the rest of the growing season. In turn, florists must raise prices out of necessity.
I used to get hassled a lot on Valentine's day. Just keep in mind that it's not their fault!
Speaking of flower shops, remember when Adrian Adonis transformed from a leather wearing toughie to a flamboyant flamer? He started going by the moniker Adorable Adrian Adonis and hosted a mini talk show a'la Piper's Pit called "The Flower Shop". You'd see The Flower Shop every week or so during the WWF telecasts. I remember he fought Rowdy Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania III and the loser had to have his head shaved. Adonis lost that match and his hair. Adorable Adrian Adonis died in a car crash on July 4th, 1988. It's not his fault florists raise prices at this time of year either.