A man has decided to dice with death, by apologising to his wife with flowers, chocolates and a box of tampons.

Jack Sullivan, from Essex, uploaded a photo of his apology gifts to Twitter, captioning the image, “Went (to the) pub) last night and come home and had a bit of an argument with the missus. I’ll be the bigger man and apologise …”

The image shows a bunch of roses, some chocolates, a box of tampons and a note, which reads:

“The chocolates are cos I love you.

The flowers are cos I’m sorry.

The Tampax are cos I’m still not sure why I’m apologising to I guess you’ll need these any day now.”

It appears Jack enjoys living on the edge, because not only did he leave the gift, he decided to upload it all to social media, where his photo went viral.

The Tweet attracted hundreds of comments, with many understandably concerned about Jack’s fate:

“Can see the headlines now: Police investigating suspicious death of man found with Tampax stuck in throat’.”

“And he was never seen again. Have a great after life.”

Jack has actually been Tweeting since he uploaded the image, so we’re sure he’s perfectly fine. For now.

How would you react if your partner left you this note? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • I hate to admit the fact that most of our arguments (never serious and always rather petty) are always because a) one of us is exhausted b) we’re both exhausted or c) I’m days away from my period. I’d find this funny because we have a laugh about my pms together… And chocolates would just be the best!


  • I am not sure how I will react…


  • This man obviously knows his partner and what her sense of humour is like.


  • I’ll never admit this to my husband, but a pretty high proportion of our useless fights end up being for this reason. I just have way less patience than normal! Good call Jack! Sounds like you guys have a great relationship, where you can understand each other and not take yourselves so seriously!


  • Flowers, chocolates AND free tampons? That’s a win in my book!!


  • If my partner left this note it would be a step up… imagine being given chocolates “just because I love you”. Awesome. And an apology. Even better!! Then I would have probably read the last bit twice (as I’m sure everyone did!) Depending what the issue was I could have felt hurt. If it was something deep, that I felt was really serious and which he was trivialising by saying was just my menstrual cycle it would have been bad. It would have hurt more, it would have communicated his failure to understand, his failure to listen, his hostility even. But if indeed it was some trivial issue that I’d seen the end of then I would have felt embarrassed but seen the funny side. Of course it wouldn’t be menstural, but let him have his joke on me if we’re both over it. We are talking chocolates here.


  • Men always blame this when they’re moody. I would just joke back and say I won’t be needing them for another 9 months.


  • Ease up! This is funny


  • Horrible. He thinks it’s a joke. I would be very upset.


  • My husband would never have apologised this way! He’s much more empathetic than that.


  • I think this is kind of nice. He is apologising and wants to make it better, but he doesn’t know what he’s done.


  • I would have thrown them at him!! lol


  • This seems pretty passive aggressive.


  • I’m hoping he got a lot of “likes” on his post because I’m guessing that’s about all he’ll get…


  • If it was left for me I’d take it somewhat light heartedly but not if it was put on social media. If he did that then he’d be the one needing the tampons.


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