COLUMBUS, Ohio – A local man is taking a different approach to Valentine’s Day this year; instead of weeks or even months of planning, realtor Mike Janis is taking care of everything on his commute home.
“There’s a lot you can do to create a special night for that special person in your life, just by frantically tapping away at your phone and praying that you don’t inadvertently smash into the back of someone’s car in bumper-to-bumper traffic,” Janis said.
Mike opted for this innovative approach by completely forgetting that Valentine’s Day happens at the same time every year and, additionally, failing to recognize that the bowl of red wrapped chocolates at the receptionist’s desk that have been there for the last week were connected to an upcoming event.
“I thought they were just leftover Halloween candy, honestly,” he said. “If I’d known they were for Valentine’s Day, I would’ve spent at least part of my lunch hour getting something figured out. A card or something.”
While Mike’s plans are still up in the air, at last report, he was trying to get over a lane so he could stop by Flowerama in Westerville while simultaneously trying to nail down a last-minute reservation for 9:30 at The Guildhouse.
“Being this innovative isn’t for everyone,” Janis admitted. “We’ll see how things go, but I’m already thinking you want your relationship to be rock solid before attempting anything this groundbreaking.”