This Story was submitted to Eden Florist by someone who took our original “Doghouse Survey”. (names were withheld at writers requests – and to protect the innocent).
How Green is My “Dog” House by Paul L.
“My wife loves growing things and has been ‘hinting’ that she really wanted a greenhouse. I told her it would take up too much room, that it was too big. After all, 30 feet by 20 feet is a little bit much. She was not happy with that answer and as a result has not been as friendly toward me lately. One day while walking along Las Olas Blvd I stopped at one of those gift shops. Inside was a miniature greenhouse with real plants in it. I bought it for her and brought it home. Needless to say, she was very happy. And so am I, because it only takes up 30 inches by 20 inches! The irony is that when we were first married (20+ years ago) I wanted a biclycle that we couldn’t really afford. We had other priorities, like food, rent, electric…. That Christmas she bought me a miniature bicycle for our Christmas tree. I got my bicycle and she got her greenhouse. Relationships are full of compromise. In order to stay out of the Doghouse, one must know when and how to compromise.” – Paul L. – Miami, Florida
For more great fun read our the Doghouse Survey Results at http://www.tulipstalk.com/results-of-the-doghouse-survey/
Women Want Flowers, Men Want Sex…
By Heidi Richards Mooney
So says the survey in recognition of National Doghouse Repairs Month® and National Get out of the Doghouse Day® we conducted at Eden Florist & Gift Baskets in Miramar, Florida. According to the survey “talking it out” is still the best way that men and women get out of the doghouse. However, when it came to individual responses, they each had very different answers and strategies for settling their differences, some more creative than others. One woman responded, “that’s easy, women want flowers, men want sex!”
Of the 1,000+ men and women surveyed, men between the ages of 26 and 50 said they were in the doghouse more often than their significant other. Most men said they were in the doghouse an average of 4 to 6 times a year compared to women who responded once a year or less. While the results may not be surprising to some, (many women thought it was obvious that “men are in the doghouse more often than women“) men say that sometimes they don’t even know how they got there in the first place!
My staff and I found it entertaining and fun to discover what lengths people would go to get out of the doghouse. For example, some of the responses men gave were to “buy her flowers, a card, jewelry or something expensive; beg like a dog; cook her dinner; and even apologize.” Some men think they are always in the doghouse, and a few even answered that they are never in the doghouse. The ones who said never, also admitted that they had been in several relationships and had learned from their past mistakes.
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