An Idaho florist has a great idea: From time to time, they will do a "If your name is ______ come in and get a free rose."
Who doesn't like a free rose, right? I would win one, take it home to my girlfriend, watch her melt, get sex that night, and have made a new friend with this florist.
But my name isn't Arcturis.
Yes, this florist is creative and using a great marketing tool, but they're also cheap bastards. Instead of saying "If your name is Helen" they pick odd names.
...I wonder how many free roses they actually give away...
I, for one, won't shop there because of this trick. That, and they're about twice as much as the online delivery services. I'm all about supporting my local independents, but not if you're going to rape my wallet.
Sorry Aladdin's... Xiyubl won't be stopping in for their free rose today. Or tomorrow.