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On Valentine's Day, no busier place than a flower shop

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

There probably is not a busier place on Valentine's Day than a flower shop.

"I have been here all night. I went home and changed for an hour and came right back," Said Bob Freeman.

"I did not even go home last night. I just worked though the night to get this done," said John Campbell, the manager of Jennie's Flowers. "It has got to be perfect. I am my own worst enemy."

Jennie's Flowers on Columbus has been doing this for 50 years.

"It is a little chaotic. Camp crazy. Everybody has got to get their Valentine something special," Campbell said.

The preparation started a month ago for today's mad dash of deliveries.

"They always said diamonds is a girl's best friend, but I think it is flowers," said Mark Allen.

Allen is on a mission as the man behind the wheel for Jennie's Flowers.

"85 percent statistic said that the wife, girlfriend or fiancée breaks up with their man if they do not get roses for Valentines," he said.

At least, that is what he heard on the street.

"You better give you're girl some roses if you want to keep her," he said.

But he is not just the delivery guy. He is also the first person to handle the flowers when they arrive at the store. He trims them up, then designers build the bouquets.

"I have cut more roses the last three days that I don't want to see anymore," he said.

It is a lot of effort, but Mark said it is worth the effort.

"I get to see the smile on people's faces because I think the world does not have enough people smiling," he said.

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