You Know You’re Romanian When…

rose bouquet…you always buy flowers in the upright (capul sus) position but the instant that you receive them as a gift you must carry them upside down (capul jos).

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  1. there’s a good reason for that you know… :)

    • Do tell, some of us are not versed well in Romanian traditions…feel free to expound.

      • Lool; that’s funny! We were taught so by our mothers:); when we carry the flowers up-side down we try to protect them (and others). For example – if you are in a bus you’ll not stick them in other people’s eyes; or when you walk you don’t have to hold them as you hold a baby or a flag because you either can make a wrong step or look ridiculously. We also think that we can extend their life time; roses and other flowers’ corolla is heavy and tend to lean over when they are carried or kept a longer time without water. But, you know, we do keep them home in a vase in the normal way.

  2. Please, do teach us how to walk for 30 minutes from the flowershop to the recipient’s house with a bunch of tulips without bending their stems. Maybe people in first world countries always use a car and a few minutes from the flowershop to the car or from the car to the house are not important, but for people who use public transportation or walking is important to give beautiful un-torn flowers.

  3. dumb ass, better think before you post; and it’s funny how you do the same shit with pretty much every posting. way to go desteptule

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