|these stock smelled wonderful for about 10 days|
Engineers have a reputation for being practical and sensible, and as a former engineer, I can say for the most part it's true. After all, we're trained to think methodically and generally value function over form. That's why, in the past, I had trouble buying fresh flowers. While I love their scent and look, it was hard for me to purchase something that lasted only a short time.
A few years ago, I started buying them occasionally and became aware of how much I enjoyed having them in the house. After I realized that nothing lasts forever and that little treats can bring immense pleasure, I started buying and enjoying flowers regularly.