The Bouquet of Roses

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Jun 22, 2015 01:45
James, a middle aged man, was putting on his raincoat in the hall of his house mine while he looked for his dog. Instead of waiting him by the door as usually it did, this time it had preferred to be lied in the living room. It was a horrible winter day.

Karen, his wife, appeared in the hall. She was a bit suspicious about the strange behavior of her husband. He normally liked being by the fire in such a bad days. Where would he want to go? Without any word and even without carrying an umbrella, he left his house with his unwilling dog behind him.

He started walking down the street and after a while, suddenly he came to a stop. It seemed as if he was looking for something special. The dog was completely soaked and trembling. Not only it was heavily raining but also it was very cold. He began to walk again and just around the corner, he found what seemed to be his goal; a phone box. In his face appeared a big smile.

James entered in the phone box and dried his raincoat a bit. His dog went to the warmest corner of the place. After that, he took the phone and dialed a number wrote in a card. He told the person in the other end of the wire what he wanted; a wonderful bouquet of roses with an attached note saying “with all my love”, nothing else.

He went back home and once there, he didn’t tell anything and his wife didn’t even ask him. He settled in his comfortable armchair by the fire with the dog lied on the carpet near him. His wife sited in the other armchair sewing. What a huge surprise she was going to have when the bouquet of roses came, she might never imagine who the sender would be. How would she react? James had never done such a kind thing, however he thought that it was never too late and that day was her birthday.
El ramo de rosas

James, un hombre de mediana edad, se estaba poniendo su gabardina en el recibidor de su casa, mientras buscaba a su perro. En lugar de esperarle a la puerta como habitualmente hacia, esta vez había preferido estar tendido en la salita de estar. Era un horrible día invernal.

Karen, su esposa, apareció en la entrada. Sospechaba un poco acerca del extraño comportamiento de su marido. Normalmente, a el le gustaba estar al lado de la chimenea en días como este. ¿Done quería ir? Sin mediar palabra e incluso sin llevarse un paraguas, dejo la casa con su reacio perro tras de él.

Empezó a andar por la calle y después de un rato, repentinamente paro. Parecía como si él estuviera buscando algo especial. El perro estaba completamente empapado y temblando. No solo llovía a cantaros sino que también hacia mucho frio. Empezó a caminar otra vez y a la vuelta de la esquina, encontró lo que parecía ser su objetivo; una cabina telefónica. En su cara apareció una gran sonrisa.

James entro en la cabina y se seco un poco la gabardina. El perro se fue a la esquina más cálida del lugar. Después de eso, cogió el teléfono y marco un numero escrito en una tarjeta. Le dijo a la persona al otro extremo de la línea lo que quería; un maravilloso ramo de rosas con una nota adjunta diciendo “Con todo mi amor”, nada más.

Volvió a casa y una vez allí, no dijo nada y su mujer tampoco le pregunto. Se instalo en su confortable sillón al lado del fuego con el perro tendido sobre la alfombra cerca de él. Su esposa se sentó en el otro sillón cosiendo. Que enorme sorpresa ella iba a tener cuando el ramo de rosas llegara, nunca podría imaginar quien sería el remitente. ¿Cómo reaccionaría? James nunca había hecho una cosa tan cariñosa, sin embargo el pensó que nunca era demasiado tarde y ese día era su cumpleaños.
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