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When Was the Last Time You Received a Surprise Valentine?

I found a pink bakery box sitting on the steps inside my building Wednesday night and stepped over it. Two hours later my roommate came home, box in hand, asking if I knew what it was about. "Nope," I said, "I assume someone left it there." We put it back.

Last night it was still there, untouched. "That's a good bakery," she said. "Yeah," I agreed, "let's eat it."

Inside were delicious-looking brown-butter cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes sprinkled with sea salt along with a note. "To the tall, handsome waiter" — I forget the middle — "Will you be my Valentine?" The tall, handsome waiter was an old roommate.


So maybe I'm just a Valentine's Day cynic, but until Wednesday I thought cupcakes at the door was the stuff of saccharine rom-coms. Has an unexpected Valentine ever showed up at your doorstep?

P.S. We did not eat the cupcakes but emailed the tall, handsome waiter. Though if they remained unclaimed tonight, I can't promise the same. They'll go bad!

Source: Flickr User freakgirl

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kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
Never! :-( Oh well, im not really into valentines day anyway, but it would be nice to be surprised sometime, maybe not necessarily on VDay. I always thought things like that only happened on TV lol.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
The guy who lived below me in college left an Usher CD and a large Tiger stuffed animal for me one year. Sadly - he was a bit stalkerish so I did not enjoy those random gifts because often they would be followed by notes accusing me of being a whore (I tutored and he assumed I was sleeping with my classmates).
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I remember getting a couple of totally unexpected 'candygrams' in middle school. I suspected one was from my friends. The other one was from this boy, as my friends were teasing him about it. Totally made my 8th grade Valentine's Day!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
A couple years ago I was studying for a big test at the university's library and when I got back to my car, there was a devil stuffed animal on the windshield that played Beethoven's Fur Elise when you squeezed it. I never found out who put it there or if it was even intentionally for me. I like to flatter myself by thinking if someone left a little devil on my windshield, they were trying to tell me they want to hump my brains out though ;) haha
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 7 years
never one besides my mom? hah. pathetic...but i'm still kickin! Http://
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
nope, any guy who knows me knows that i hate valentines day, so i'd never give them a chance/break up with them if they did anything for it. haha.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
My neighbor left chocolates on our doorstep with no note or anything, so we didn't eat them (for same reason as Snookyx). Later we found out who they were from.
lwimbush lwimbush 7 years
yeah my last surprise was 8th grade. my best friend wrote me a song and declared his love basically but i was too dumb and immature to really process it.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Never. :( I don't really do the valentines day thing, but if my boy surprises me with a beer next sunday I'll be a very happy girl.
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
Cute story! I did have someone send me flowers once when I was in highschool.He said he wanted to get my attention.It was a nice thing to do!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
jocupcake - yea i was really tempted to eat them but i had just gotten out of a 3 hour night class and had no idea how long they had been there. Who knows who could have come by and did something to them between the time they were left and the time i found them. lol
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
I had chocolates delivered to me in physics class, by one of the nicest guys I had ever met. I still have the note that he wrote. It wasn't anything overtly romantic. It was one of those "I like you, but you kinda terrify me" kind of note. Still ranks in the top 10 of most awesome surprises ever.
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
Haha Snookyx. When someone left me chocolates (outside my dorm room) I didn't even THINK to not eat them for fear of contamination/poison. Those suckers were devoured!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
Last year someone left me a box of chocolate on top of my car after class with a note asking me to be their Valentine. I didn't eat the chocolate because I had no idea who they were from and I didn't want to risk anything.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
The last time I was really SURPRISED was probably seventh grade. The boy I liked bought me a daffodil (the school was selling them). I was delighted but didn't want my parents to know so I told them by BFF bought it for me. Ah, young love ;)
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
My husband always manages to have sweet surprises for me on Valentines Day. When I was really young my parents always used it as an excuse to get me a gift too. And my BFF always finds the most awesome cards. I gotta say, never disappointed on V Day!
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
Yes, last year, but not on my doorstep. My husband and I never celebrate V day, but when I came home from work last year, my hubby gave me the sweetest card (that he handmade) with an adorable photo and a bag of candy. It was so sweet! I felt bad, because I had nothing for him. :(
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
romantic surprises never happen for me, but those cupcakes look sooo good
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I've only received surprise Valentine gifts from my mom - sad I guess. ha If it were to happen, I'd like to have something unique rather than the standard chocolates and flowers. Maybe a bonsai tree.
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