Acting on Impulse

@Humbug25 (12551)
February 6, 2009 4:25pm CST
When a man you've never met before suddenly gives you flowers... he's acting on Impulse! Ok so my fellow UK mylotters will remember this as an advert for a body spray called Impulse which is still very popular amongst women. If a man I'd never met before suddenly gave me flowers I would think that he had either lost the plot or had mistaken me for someone else for sure!! Has anyone ever come up to you that you have never met before and suddenly given you flowers? Have you ever run up to someone you have never met before and given them flowers? Have you every just given someone your number or has someone given you theirs and you barely know them?
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
6 Feb 09
No. But I've often wanted to give people flowers. I have given flowers to people many times, but not usually for romantic reasons. Are you alright down there? Just saw the news and it look pretty bleak. Our place in Devon is snowed in and no cars can get near.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Feb 09
How do p1kef1sh! It's always nice to give someone flowers no matter what the reason eh? Things are good down here thanks. Schools were closed today but that was only because the teachers couldn't get in from where they lived. The kids were off on Tuesday too but we've not really been hit badly at all where we live! Hope all is well with you and yours at your end!! Cheers p1kef1sh
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@amanda333 (739)
• France
6 Feb 09
no....
@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Feb 09
Hi ya amanda333 Short and sweet answer eh? Na it's never happened to me either!! Cheers amanda
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
7 Feb 09
Hi humbug, somtimes taking a fancy of someone is rather spontaneous. You are somewhere and your eyes fall on someone without knowing. I am a rather impulsive person and if I was not married most probably would act that way. However since I got attached I ' have learned to control my impulsivity cos it can lead me into trouble with my miss
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ronaldinu Yeah you don't want to be doing that sort of thing now that you are attached unless it is your partner of course. Thanks ronaldinu
• United States
7 Feb 09
The way you said that kind of made me think of the song "Your Beautiful" by James Blunt. LOL Just had to let you know.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Now...I would think it rather strange to have someone giving me flowers out of the blue like that! Even in my younger days, pre-marriage, I think it would have creeped me out a bit. Even if he was really handsome and seemed nice, I would be suspicious. Is this a joke? Are you weird? I don't even know you! It seems a bit presumptuous and a little to aggressive for me. If I at least recognized him then maybe I wouldn't feel quite as creeped out, but even still..... I did give out my number once to someone I had just met. Shhhh...... don't tell anyone. I was young and dumb and slightly inebriated. He never called, Thank goodness. By the light of day, I was really having regrets about that! When I met my husband, he asked for my number and I gave him my work number only. And when he called to ask me out, I agreed to meet him at the movies rather than tell him where I lived. I didn't know him from Adam! He could have been an axe murderer for all I knew!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Feb 09
Well hello there rocketj1 Well maybe when you gave that guy your number when you were huh erm, slightly inebriated, then you actually wrote down the wrong number LOL . Years ago this might well have been a very romantic gesture but these days a guy would be sent off with a flea in his ear for sure!! Thanks rocket
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I was SO glad he didn't call back! I lived at home with my parents yet and I wasn't sure how I would explain who this guy was calling me. Especially since I really couldn't remember his name!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 09
My husband was the only person who ever gave me flowers - yellow roses - my favourite and this only happened once Never received flowers from anyone else in my life.Maybe I should show this post to my sons! Blessings
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Feb 09
Hi there cynthiann There wouldn't be any harm in dropping some hints now and again eh? Thanks cynthiann
• Egypt
8 Feb 09
You are right if a stranger came up to me with flowers I'd think he has lost his marbles. ^_^ i've never been offered flowers by a stranger nor did i try to give it to them.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Feb 09
Hi ya agirlfromtomorrow Me neither!! Thanks for your response
@Alumia (32)
• Canada
7 Feb 09
I'd never had that happen to me. If that did happen, I'd think the poor fellow was either drunk or mistaken me for someone else. I'd never given flowers or my number to complete strangers either. I'm kind of shy when it comes to matters like this. Shopping impulses on the other hand... LOL
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Feb 09
Hi there Alumia I am with you there!! Thanks for your response
• United States
7 Feb 09
No to the flowers. But I have had random guys come up and give me there number, I dont usually give mind out. LOL Because what if I dont want to talk to them? Now they have my number and I cant control when they call!!
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya HMSturgeon and welcome to myLot At least the ball is in your court if you take a guys number but it wouldn't be so good to give them yours. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Nope, sadly, no one's ever given me flowers on impulse! Too bad! That would have made my day. But it won't matter so much if I received flowers from a stranger. I think I would appreciate the gesture more if I was in a bad mood or if I got the flowers from somebody that I like. :) Heehee. Anyway, just to answer your question, I've never done this either.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi there mimico A customer once gave me a bunch of flowers when I worked as a receptionist because he said that was I was always happy and was always very polite to him. He was married and so was I but it wasn't about that at all. Of course I couldn't take them home because my husband at the time would have flipped but they looked very nice on the reception desk and everyone got to appreciate them too. Never any phone numbers though! Thanks for your response
7 Feb 09
Nah. Things like that don't happen to me! I think I would probably faint if it did! Would be quite amusing though to just run up to a randomn stranger, hand them a bunch of flowers and run off! Would love to see their face
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya mummyofthree Yeah sounds more like something out of 'Game for a Laugh' or 'Candid Camera' doesn't it? Thanks mummy
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I work in the public and I've had that happen a few times. Also I get customers that will buy a lottery ticket and then toss it to me or a chocolate....not really sure why. As for handing out my phone #....NO!! That would just be inviting trouble.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya sid556 Wow a lottery ticket, that's pretty cool. Forget the flowers I want a chance at winning a million!! LOL Thanks for your response
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I think I'd be more than a little creeped out if some stranger suddenly came up and gave me flowers. It's just something that close friends, my Hubby or my family would do...not a total stranger. I never give my number out and if someone gave me theirs...I'd either give it back to them or toss it. I'm happily married and intend to stay that way. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya twoey68 It does look very romantic and harmless on screen but in reality it can be a totally different thing. I am glad to hear you are happily married, I don't think many people can say that these days. Take care of yourself and the ones you love twoey Thanks for your response
• United States
7 Feb 09
I've given flowers to a complete stranger before! ahha..T'was fun indeed! I remember that perfume used to make me sneeze my head off! I can't wear it nor can I breathe it! lol It may be a good perfume, but it irritates my allergies and sinus. AAHHhhhh CHHooo
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya puddytat101 Were you a florist once then? Thanks for your response
@riyasam (16570)
• India
7 Feb 09
yup,i was proposed by a man online,ofcourse i didnot take him seriously,i thought ,he had gone nuts(maybe he was flirting).he knew i was married with 2 kids.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hello riyasam That does seem very strange of someone to do that maybe he was joking with you or trying have some fun with you. Some people can be quite cruel when they are behind a computer screen. Thanks riyasam
@scorpio19 (1363)
7 Feb 09
Hi Humbug, Nope can't say that's ever happened to me, mind you it was a good advert and had me believing for a while that it may ..lol and no I never just give my phone number out to just anyone. When I was younger I always use to change the last couple of didgits in my phone number if I was out clubbing and a man asked for it to save me the bother of refusing but now I've grown up I don't even get asked.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya scorpio19 Yeah I believed that too but it never happened to me either. Back then I was disappointed but I think these days I'd be worried!! Thanks scorpio
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I'm more of a planer type person and a causes person I rarely act on impulse, but you asked if I ever gave my number to someone that Iv never met, or if someone ever gave me there number, yes, in fact just the other day someone asked for my phone number and of course I dont give my number out to total strangers, but they offered to give me there number instead, and I didnt want to be rude so I took it, but ordinarily I dont do things like give my phone number or approach total strangers out of the blue.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya apples99 Oooh was he nice? That was nice that he gave you his number even if you never call him, you must have felt good after that happened!! Thanks apples
@littleowl (7157)
7 Feb 09
Hi Humbug...fortunatley no-one has done that to me, and hopefully it won't happen,,,I don't like things like that happening its too suspicious...littleowl
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya littleowl Yeah I would wonder what they wanted if I guy did that to me too! Thanks for your response
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Hello humbug25! Well, so far so good, I never tried to be given flowers by strangers. I am glad because it would only cause troubles. Regarding the number thing, I would never give my phone number to someone whom I don't know even if they are asking for it and yes, someone gave me his number and I just receive it but I never tried to contact him, I just threw the number away.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Feb 09
Hi ya aisaellis Well I would be very flattered if a guy came up to me and gave me his number but like you, I would probably throw it away! Thanks for your response