Here’s a man giving his wife a beautiful red rose for Valentine’s Day. She looks surprised. He says, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” or maybe “Will you be my Valentine?” and “I love you truly.” They have been married a long time, maybe 90 years. The secret to a long marriage is to stay home. He looks happy, but she’s not sure – maybe she’s surprised, possibly even a little grouchy. Maybe this is a “make-up” rose because he took someone else out.
She has a scarf around her neck, so it must be cold. They’re both wearing glasses. At $90 a pair, they must have money. He’s holding the rose out, but she’s standing like a lamp post. She’s not going to have a thing to do with it. She says, “Is that all you got?” She’s wearing a coat with a fur collar, so she’s used to money, and has high standards. He’s wearing a grin on his face, so maybe he is holding something behind his back. It’s going to take at least 2 roses to make her smile! He’s wearing 2 rings, so he’s got money. He’s a cheapskate! A nice necklace or bracelet would do. But what’s he got in his other hand? Just another rose!? Or, it could be a box of chocolates. No way is that going to do the trick! He’s laughing, saying, “Ha ha! That’s all you’re getting is one rose!” But she is nearly swearing! Her eyes are staring.
What he should do is take her out for dinner and a show. He’s got lots of money. Just look at the nice glasses, 2 gold rings, and nice hat. Maybe she’s mad because she’s got to make supper. One stinking rose, and she’s still got to make supper! She says, “Go home and make your own supper!”