A Greensborough man has been left shocked after attending a local florist and being treated with respect. Normally accustomed to being spoken to like he’s a moron, the man was pleasantly surprised when he was spoken to as an equal, and not sold an inferior product at an inflated price.

The man, Rick Fraser, who buys flowers for his wife on an intermittent basis, told The Watsonia Bugle that it was about time he was shown some respect. Fraser said, “usually when I go in there they speak to me like I’m a toddler, and it drives me mad. I know what I’m looking for, and now how much that should cost, so I don’t appreciate it when they piss on me and tell me it’s raining.”

Fraser went as far as to suggest that treating male customers with respect could be a unique business model for any florists out there looking to exploit a gap in the market. He said, “I’m guessing we make up a fair percentage of the money that goes over the counter at these joints, so it’s about time they treated us a bit better.”