An attentive boyfriend sparked laughter and head shakes on Reddit after he made his girlfriend’s brothers-in-law look bad on Valentine’s Day. He may have to send them flowers to make it up to them! Here is the full story.
His Success Has a Price
OP is a young man who makes great money but has a very demanding job.
He often has to drop whatever he has going and travel for an indefinite period of time.
They Learned Together
OP also has a longtime girlfriend who has sort of gotten used to his crazy schedule.
But they had to learn how to keep their relationship healthy during the hard times.
He Left Her Disappointed
Early on in their dating life, OP got called away on one of his trips at a time that caused him to miss something that was very important to his girlfriend.
He Knew Just What She Needed
OP knew he had to try and make it up to her, and he also knew that she loved flowers more than just about anything else.
He Went All Out
So, the first chance he got, OP arranged to have 3 dozen roses delivered to his girlfriend.
She Had Expectations
His gift was a hit, and OP’s girlfriend told him that he had set the bar.
Anytime he disappointed her in the future, she expected another 3 dozen roses as a make-up gift.
He Took Her Joke Seriously
OP knows that his girlfriend was mostly joking, but he has stuck to that loose pact they made way back when.
He Always Comes Through
Now, whenever OP gets called away unexpectedly, his girlfriend can be assured that she will receive her 3 dozen roses.
He Won’t Change a Thing
They have been together for 3 happy years, so OP has no intention of changing anything.
She Got Some Bad News
As last Valentine’s Day approached, though, OP’s girlfriend got some bad news about a close family member.
The news was health-related, and things didn’t look good.
They All Came Home
Things were bad enough that OP and her two sisters both flew back home to be with family.
He Was There in Spirit
OP couldn’t make the trip because of work, but he wanted to let his girlfriend know he was there to support her.
He Went the Extra Mile
So, as was his custom, OP ordered 3 dozen flowers to be delivered to his girlfriend while she was at her parents’ house.
It was Valentine’s Day, so he added a stuffed animal and some candy.
He Hit a Snag
But not long after he placed his order, OP got notice that the delivery couldn’t be made until after Valentine’s Day because of the volume the delivery service was handling.
He Scrambled to Make It Right
Panicked, OP called local florists until he found one who could deliver the same order on time.
He Was Suddenly Double Booked
Once he had placed the second order, OP got another notice saying that the first order would arrive on time, after all.
He Upped the Ante
So, in the end, OP sent his girlfriend 6 dozen roses, 2 stuffed animals, and 2 mounds of candy for Valentine’s Day.
She joked with him that he had raised the bar once again.
They Were Not Amused
But neither of the girlfriend’s brothers-in-law thought it was funny, and they both called OP the next day.
He Made Them Look Bad
Both men were furious because OP had made them look bad with their wives.
Turns out, one of them bought his wife a leftover bouquet, and the other didn’t buy anything at all!
He Tried Not to Laugh
It was all OP could do not to laugh at the two men who couldn’t even muster a decent gift for their wives.
They Had Some Advice
But while he was still gloating over what he considered to be a victory, OP’s girlfriend’s parents called him up with some advice.
He Needed to Apologize
They said that since OP was probably going to end up as a member of the family, he should apologize to the brothers-in-law.
He Thinks They’re Buffoons
OP sees their point about trying to keep the peace, but he thinks it’s ridiculous to apologize for being sweet to his girlfriend.
Redditors almost unanimously agree with OP and think that the brothers-in-law are just pouting because they basically got called out.
Some commenters suggest that maybe OP could make it up to the men by sending them flowers, too.
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