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Re: My Valentine's Day Planning Includes:

by footpad (Monsignor)
on Feb 11, 2001 at 10:29 UTC ( #57723=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My Valentine's Day Planning Includes:

Making d@mn3d sure my wife gets her traditional bouquet of one dozen pink roses delivered to work. I may shop online, but that doesn't mean I trust online vendors.

I'm a simple man. If my wife is happy, then I'm happy...

If her online flowers don't arrive on time, well, it'll only accelerate when I pick up the "back-up" bouquet. If it's not needed, then she'll get a second set of flowers. If it *is* needed, well, I'll deliver them to her office myself.

The secret here, boys, is to carefully market your backup strategies.

--f

Update: Thanks, Thaigrrl, for the warning, but that's why I use the backup bouquet. I either win points for hand-delivering it or I win points for suprising her with a second one at home. Also, I've never had those problems with 800flowers.com.

Update #2, 14 Feb. 2001: The backup bouquet wasn't needed, so my wife will be receiving flowers "from" our two year old daughter. Like I said, the secret is careful marketing of your backup strategies. :D

Edit by theorbtwo: thaigrrl has been renamed.


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Flowers online
by thaigrrl (Monk) on Feb 11, 2001 at 19:57 UTC
    footpad just an FYI about ordering online flowers -
    I saw a whole special on the news about them.

    They ordered flowers from that ftd place and all of the buds were already past blossomed and already wilting by the time they arrived. And they have documented countless cases of the same thing from other consumers.

    Also keep in mind that since it is the highest flower purchasing day - the chances of them screwing up the order quadruples.

    This goes out to anyone who is planning on purchasing some stems for their sweetheart. Be advised that it might be safer and more worth your cash if you just stop by the local flower shop and have them arrange by hand a bouquet.
    Just thought I'd pass on this knowledge. Happy V-Day (not veterans day - the other one :) )

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