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Gay Florist
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Traditional depiction of the Gay Florist

Name

Donald "Don" Lee Rose

Category

Prank Call Victim, Victim Soundboard

Occupation

Owner of Foley's Florist & Gifts

Born

April 26th, 1947

Died

February 26th, 2013

Age

65 (at time of death)

Nationality

American

Residence

592 Chestnut St. #6
Berea, Kentucky

Religion

Baptist Christian

Spouse(s)

None

Too many parameters

The Gay Florist or simply Florist, was a prank call victim and the owner of Foley's Florist & Gifts in Berea, Kentucky. He was pranked numerous times, both with and without soundboards. The original prank calls to the Gay Florist were made by a radio show that was requesting his services for a gay S&M wedding. Later, his phone number was discovered by the Prank Calling Community and he was called repeatedly with soundboards of Tom the Pissed-Off Roofer and Duncan among others. The prolific prankster, Xaozzz, was the first to call him.  The Gay Florist's victim soundboard, created using quotes from these early calls, has since been used against countless victims, including such notable ones as the Irate Black Man and the Harlem Barber. His soundboard also has the distinction of being the last one used to call the Epic Crazy Lady, before she blocked her number.

For years all of the original calls to him were believed to be lost, however, the calls to him from Duncan and Tom the Pissed Off Roofer surfaced on Realm of Darkness in August 2011. Other calls remain lost. At one point earlier in 2011, not long before the Realm of Darkness YouTube channel was terminated, the non-soundboard prank caller Telemarketer Torture, who uses only his voice and was largely unfamiliar with most victims, called the Florist and falsely arranged for a delivery to a bleeped out location, and laughing stated in between calls that "he's definitely gay."

The Gay Florist was one of several "classic" victims called in a "Christmas Special" call by MDopvveszZW on December 13, 2012.[1] In one of the final calls to him on January 22, 2013, about one month prior to his death, when confronted with his own voice, the Florist intimated that he was aware of soundboard use and quite possibly the Prank Calling Community as well, saying "If you'd get off your recorder, that you have for tormentin' the hell out of people all over the United States, then we might see who's who."[2]

Despite his effeminate voice, mannerisms and career choice, it is not known if the Florist was actually homosexual or not. However, in a call from a Duncan soundboard a mere 13 days before he died, speaking in a lascivious tone, he specifically asked the caller if they wanted a "lesbian experience," while pretending to be an automated message from a phone sex line.[3]

DepictionEdit

Bianco footwear florist
The most common depiction of the Gay Florist is cropped from one version an old spring 2000 magazine ad for Bianco Footwear. The ads, of which there are several versions, featured various ugly people (including the odd-looking, bespectacled man eventually chosen to represent the Florist), accompanied by the tagline, "We recommend a pair of really beautiful shoes."

However, other depictions have been used by some pranksters, usually of gayish-looking men with flowers.

See also: Alternate victim and soundboard character depictions

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Actual likeness of the Gay Florist in his younger years, as seen in his obituary.

DeathEdit

Sadly, on August 30, 2013, it was discovered by the Prank Calling Community that Mr. Rose had actually been deceased for quite sometime, having passed away on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. A cause of death was not listed, but it was stated that he died "peacefully" in his home at 592 Chestnut Street #6 in Berea,[4] which is apparently an upstairs apartment in the same building as his floral shop. A few days after the initial announcement was made, a call was placed to the shop in early September by the YouTube uploader and prank caller, Indy The Great, in which it was confirmed that the Gay Florist had indeed, joined the likes of Frank Garrett and Bob Chandler in prank call heaven.

According to obituaries on the websites BookOfMemories.com and BereaOnline.com, in addition to operating his floral shop, "he was past President of the Kentucky unit of Telefora Incorporated, received a Lifetime Achievement award from the State of Kentucky Floral Association and was a member of the American Institute of floral designers. He was also a member of Westside Baptist Church and enjoyed visiting White’s Memorial Presbyterian Church."[4][5]

Surviving family includes his father, Ralph Rose, and sister, Reponzia Rose Staggs, and her husband James.[4][5]

QuotesEdit

  • "Hello?
  • "What can I help you with today?"
  • (surprised) "I didn't call you!"
  • "Well, I'm tryin' to find out!"
  • "I'm not callin' nobody."
  • "I'm not tryin' to call nobody."
  • "I don't know who you're talkin' to."
  • "You called MY number."
  • "You can just keep callin' this number ALL DAY."
  • "Yeah."
  • "Well, we'll see!"
  • "465-0802."
  • "Do you have a problem?"
  • "I have been called fifteen times!"
  • "Why you callin' me every three minutes for?!"
  • "Well, uh, this number here, is on my caller ID."
  • "Why don't you get your brass balls and come up here, buddy?"
  • "I'll bust your head wide-open if I could see you."
  • "Why don't you hang-up the phone...and come to the number you're calling and discuss the matter? If you've got the guts to do it."
  • "Just don't call this number no more."
  • "I'm sorry I didn't answer the phone properly."
  • "Well, I'll tell you why I didn't. It's because it comes up 'unknown number' and we've been getting harassment phone calls and being cussed-out, every time we pick up the phone."
  • Well, now, every time you gonna get cussed-out, after awhile, you can soon get burned-out. [chuckles]"
  • "That's immaterial to you, sir, at this time." [re: "So, what's your name?"]
  • "If you'd get off your recorder, that you have, uh...for tormentin' the hell out of people all over the United States, then we might see who's who."
  • "I won't answer questions over the phone. If you're a police and you want to ask me questions, come to the shop."
  • "You have called the hottest sex line on the net. If you would like a lesbian experience, please press three now."

Prank CallsEdit

Date Title Caller Victim Notes Ref.
N/A Original call to Gay Florist Radio Station Gay Florist Original call is considered lost.
2008 Tom & Duncan Harrass a Gay Flower Shop *NEW* Xaozzz Gay Florist [6]
N/A Florist calls a Radio Station Realm of Darkness Male victim [7]
N/A Florist calls a Mortgage Broker Realm of Darkness Various [8]
N/A Florist, Officer Martin, and Sgt. Libski call a Grocery Store ThePhonePirate Various [9]
January 26, 2011 Florist calls a Fitness Company Shaywallace495 Female victim [10]
N/A Florist calls some more Telemarketers Mclovin Various [11]
N/A Arnold, Officer Martin & Florist call an Irate Woman AntiVenom9808 Female victim [12]
N/A Quiznos Torment Prank Call AntiVenom9808 Various [13]
N/A Gay Florist calls Walgreens MrStanflores Female victim [14]
N/A NEW Call To Gay Florist TheMasterCall
ItsOnlyAPrank
Gay Florist The pranksters used their actual voices to call the victim. [15]
2009 Florist and Officer Martin call a Rude Woman Prankforever2k9 Rude Woman [16]
July 31, 2009 2nd Call to The Crazy Black Girl - The Thin Line Between Love and Hate! TheHoboMolester5000 Female victim [17]
August 2, 2009 3rd Call To The Crazy Black Girl TheHoboMolester5000 Female victim [18]
August 7, 2009 Frank Garrett and High Redneck Make Some Calls and Gay Florist Just wants to say hello TheHoboMolester5000 Male victim [19]
August 14, 2009 Gay Florist and Drug and Alcohol Lady team up Elelisrael Various [20]
September 26, 2009 Provoking The Hacker V.1.0 TheHoboMolester5000 Chris the Hacker [21]
October 12, 2009 The Florist is Sick of Prank Calls Snoopinc Various [22]
October 16, 2009 Duncan and his Followers Get Rowdy TheHoboMolester5000 Kentucky State Police [23]
November 14, 2009 Florist vs the Stuttering Redneck Poorkingz Male victim [24]
December 2, 2009 CALLS FROM THE TOY CHEST: Thanksgiving pranks + Bonus Harrassment! + SUPRISE AT END!! enjoiCam Gay Florist This was a live call from The Toy Chest. [25]
N/A Florist calls The Barber Shop TheGoldenPhone2 Harlem Barber [26]
N/A Gay Florist calls the Irate black man Americanlackey Irate Black Man [27]
N/A Philly Thug, Tom, And The Gay Florist Brian79camino Female victim [28]
N/A Gay Florist, Philly Thug, D&A Lady, And Drunk Guy Brian79camino Female victim [29]
N/A Gay Florist, Angry Mother And Son, And D&A Lady Shop For A Motorcycle Brian79camino Female victim [30]
N/A Young Redneck Should Look In The Mirror, Gay Florist And Duncan Call Some Smart Asses Brian79camino Male victim [31]
N/A Gay Florist And Sal Brian79camino Male victim [32]
N/A Gay Florist And Latin Guy Piss Some People Off Brian79camino Various [33]
N/A Gay florist calls bar payphone and payphone near the bar featuring the drunk girls Nomadcowatbk Various [34]
April 19, 2010 The Gay Florist Calls To Complain About Getting Called Every 3 Minutes To Adopt A Child PoopCalls Adopt-A-Child [35]
April 19, 2010 Chinaman Tries To Get The Names Of The Adopt A Child People For The Gay Florist PoopCalls Adopt-A-Child [36]
May 24, 2010 Chirs Santos The Gay Florist Wifebeater Firstcomingg Various [37]
June 20, 2010 Gay florist pranks Trendyrapslut Various [38]
July 30, 2010 Young Redneck, Gay Florist, Angry Mother And Son, And Phuckboy Exchange A Few Words Brian79camino Male victim [39]
August 31, 2010 Gay Florist Short Calls PranksterAnonymous Various [40]
December 11, 2010 Cockblocked soundboard prank calls Happypranksgiving Female victim [41]
March 18, 2011 Original calls to Raged Old Lady Derangedpranks Raged Old Lady [42]
April 5, 2011 The Return Of Sal (feat. Gay Flosrist And Tom) Brian79camino Female victim [43]
May 22, 2011 Gay Florist calls a handyman ZickPranks Male victim [44]
August 12, 2011 The Florist and The Angry Barber Call a Realtor Deathskull99 Male victim [45]
August 22, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 19: The Florist Maneuver Revolverocelot2501 Male victim [46]
August 27, 2011 Prank calls to Indian scammers - victim edition Zamot83 Indian Scammers [47]
September 2, 2011 Bail Bondsman and the Gay Florist call 1-800 Taxicab RatBatBlew Various [48]
October 2, 2011 Epic Crazy Lady and Florist Call 7/11 Tellularphone Various [49]
October 2, 2011 Rick, Epic Crazy Lady, Florist, Pissed Off Roofer and Officer Martin Call Another 7/11 Tellularphone Various [50]
October 13, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 27: Assult of the verification company Revolverocelot2501 Male victim [51]
October 20, 2011 100 Sub Special DuncansGhost Male victim [52]
February 1, 2012 Special Vengence 5: Pay your bills *not* (part the first) Revolverocelot2501 Male victim [53]
February 7, 2012 The gay florist calls a gas station CrankCallerDude Female victim [54]
February 8, 2012 Collection Call Gang-Up 2 Mobiethian Male victim [55]
August 18, 2012 Florist Frustration 2 Mobiethian Various [56]
September 13, 2012 Prank Call Spree 16 Mobiethian Female victim [57]
November 8, 2012 Florist Frustration 3 Mobiethian Various [58]
December 13, 2012 The Florist Calls a Eunuch Deathskull99 Male victim [59]
December 13, 2012 Christmas Special calls featuring Stilwell Grandma + LOADS more MDopvveszZW Gay Florist This was a special Christmas edition which featured "classic" victims including Drug & Alcohol Lady, Redneck Roofer, and Drunk Al. [1]
January 22, 2013 Gay Florist resurrection Pranktz Gay Florist [2]
February 13, 2013 Dr. Phil, ABG, Arnold, and Duncan call Gay Florist's place of employment. DragonSanPrankCalls Gay Florist, two female employees Final known call to him, prior to his death. [3]
September 2, 2013 Gay Florist Will Bust Your Head 15 Times IntelligentApeMan Female victim Calls were made to a hotel [60]

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 Christmas Special calls featuring Stilwell Grandma + LOADS more. on YouTube
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gay Florist resurrection on YouTube
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dr. Phil, ABG, Arnold, and Duncan call Gay Florist's place of employment on YouTube
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gay Florist obituary on BereaOnline.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gay Florist obituary on BookOfMemories.com
  6. Pissed off Roofer and Duncan call The Florist on Realm of Darkness
  7. Florist calls a Radio Station on Realm of Darkness
  8. Florist calls a Mortgage Broker on Realm of Darkness
  9. Florist, Officer Martin, and Sgt. Libski call a Grocery Store on Realm of Darkness
  10. Florist calls a Fitness Company on Realm of Darkness
  11. Florist calls some more Telemarketers on Realm of Darkness
  12. Arnold, Officer Martin & Florist call an Irate Woman on Realm of Darkness
  13. Quiznos Torment Prank Call on Realm of Darkness
  14. Gay Florist calls Walgreens (REUPLOAD) on YouTube
  15. TheMasterCall/ItsOnlyAPrank - NEW Call To Gay Florist on YouTube
  16. Florist and Officer Martin call a Rude Woman.flv on YouTube
  17. 2nd Call to The Crazy Black Girl - The Thin Line Between Love and Hate! on YouTube
  18. 3rd Call To The Crazy Black Girl on YouTube
  19. Frank Garrett and High Redneck Make Some Calls and Gay Florist Just wants to say hello on YouTube
  20. Gay Florist and Drug and Alcohol Lady team up on YouTube
  21. Provoking The Hacker V.1.0 on YouTube
  22. The Florist is Sick of Prank Calls on YouTube
  23. Duncan and his Followers Get Rowdy on YouTube
  24. Florist vs the Stuttering Redneck on YouTube
  25. CALLS FROM THE TOY CHEST: Thanksgiving pranks + Bonus Harrassment! + SUPRISE AT END!! on YouTube
  26. Florist calls The Barber Shop on Realm of Darkness
  27. Florist Calls Irate Black Man, Original on YouTube
  28. Philly Thug, Tom, And The Gay Florist (reupload) on YouTube
  29. Gay Florist, Philly Thug, D&A Lady, And Drunk Guy (reupload) on YouTube
  30. Gay Florist, Angry Mother And Son, And D&A Lady Shop For A Motorcycle (reupload) on YouTube
  31. Young Redneck Should Look In The Mirror, Gay Florist And Duncan Call Some Smart Asses (reupload) on YouTube
  32. Gay Florist And Sal (reupload) on YouTube
  33. Gay Florist And Latin Guy Piss Some People Off on YouTube
  34. Gay florist calls bar payphone and payphone near the bar featuring the drunk girls (reupload) on YouTube
  35. The Gay Florist Calls To Complain About Getting Called Every 3 Minutes To Adopt A Child on YouTube
  36. Chinaman Tries To Get The Names Of The Adopt A Child People For The Gay Florist on YouTube
  37. Chirs Santos The Gay Florist Wifebeater on YouTube
  38. Gay florist pranks on YouTube
  39. Young Redneck, Gay Florist, Angry Mother And Son, And Phuckboy Exchange A Few Words on YouTube
  40. Gay Florist Short Calls on YouTube
  41. Cockblocked soundboard prank calls on YouTube
  42. Raged Old Lady (Original Calls) on YouTube
  43. The Return Of Sal (feat. Gay Flosrist And Tom) on YouTube
  44. Gay Florist calls a handyman on YouTube
  45. The Florist and The Angry Barber Call a Realtor on YouTube
  46. Telemarketer Revenge 19: The Florist Maneuver (reuploaded) on Realm of Darkness
  47. Prank calls to Indian scammers - victim edition on YouTube
  48. Bail Bondsman and the Gay Florist call 1-800 Taxicab on YouTube
  49. Epic Crazy Lady and Florist Call 7/11 on Tellularphone.com
  50. Rick, Epic Crazy Lady, Florist, Pissed Off Roofer and Officer Martin Call Another 7/11 on Tellularphone.com
  51. Telemarketer Revenge 27: Assult of the verification company on YouTube
  52. 100 Sub Special on YouTube
  53. Special Vengence 5: Pay your bills *not* (part the first) on YouTube
  54. The gay florist calls a gas station on YouTube
  55. Collection Call Gang-Up 2 on YouTube
  56. Florist Frustration 2 on YouTube
  57. Prank Call Spree 16 on YouTube
  58. Florist Frustration 3 on YouTube
  59. The Florist Calls a Eunuch on YouTube
  60. Gay Florist Will Bust Your Head 15 Times on YouTube

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