Last night at rehearsal, a cast member--we'll call him, Joe--brought a gift for all the female members of the the cast and crew. And I thought, what a classy move!
I also thought, why don't I think of things like that? I'm a creative guy. I like to think that I care about other's feelings. I've been married for 20 years (I may have just answered my own question...).
It was such a simple thing, too. A single flower, even the little girls in the cast (including my daughter...), received a rose. The director was blown away by the gesture.
As it happens with such things, I'll bet the giver drew more satisfaction from giving than the women did from receiving.
In hindsight, I don't know if I would have chosen several dozen long-stemmed roses as a gift for all the ladies. Other cast members brought Valentine's Day cupcakes for everyone (and they were pretty good...). That sounds more my style.
But one thing's for sure...last night at the theater, Joe (we'll call him, Joe...) was the king.