My sweet Aunt Jeanne courageously lost her battle with cancer. Sadly, I was not able to attend the service and therefore planned to honor her with an incredible floral arrangement. When remembering my Aunt, I see visions of bright flowers, various textures and a lot of interest.
Therefore, this was the arrangement I chose:
I located this arrangement on the 1-800 Flowers.com website and felt it represented my Aunt perfectly.
This is what arrived at the funeral home:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Barnum and Bailey have made sandcastles with more architectural interest than this pot full of mismatched weeds!!! Flowerwrecks.com anyone?
I understand how teleflora works. I understand they contract out with a local florist. I understand it is a bit of a gamble. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND how in this day and age of iphones and blackberry that ANYONE would try and pull this off as acceptable!!!
I also do not understand how the situation was not able to be remedied. SO WHAT if I got my money back. I don't care about the money. I care about being able to honor my aunt.
Flowers are my love language. More importantly, flowers were my Aunt Jeanne's love language.
Bureaucracy and local incompetence turned them into sadness.