I love it! The story strikes me as very Chinese, especially the intervention of the Department of Industry and Commerce and the couple's friends! Love, Chinese Style!
A man and his girlfriend nearly broke up when he showed up at her home with a bouquet that contained some white flowers used to worship the dead.
The local industry and commerce personnel had to intervene with a flower shop to secure a 120 yuan ($17.60) refund after the man surnamed Jiang purchased them before he visited his would-be in-laws in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, on Thursday.
Jiang went into the store and was handed nine red roses plus a white one and some baby's breath inside the Sisi flower shop in the city's Huangbo district. But Jiang's girlfriend became very angry and her parents refused to let Jiang enter their home when he arrived. Jiang's girlfriend even threatened to break it off with him. Jiang realized what has happened after his girlfriend's relatives told him white roses should be used to worship the dead.
With the help of his friends Jiang and the woman made up. Jiang later complained to the local department of industry and commerce and sought compensation.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
But this one . . .
. . . doesn't surprise me: Man learns white flowers can lead to a broken heart: