You took me back to the days when I worked part time in a fast food shop.
On the weekend I would do one late night shift that finished at 3am. It resulted in many drunken customers.
One who proposed to me with beautiful flowers… with the dirt and roots still attached.
I politely declined and then asked him if he would mind replanting the flowers where he uprooted them from.
My request was unmet as we watched him take the poor plant to the takeout place down the road and repeat his proposal!
Thanks for sharing your story. Glad you found someone you could talk to.
And as Lanu said, everyone needs a hug… even the seemingly “out of reach”… who must have thought you were a beautiful person too. We all are, it isn’t a cliche. All in the eye of the beholder.
Thanks as always for being you.