September 27, 2013
I got flowers! Just kidding
What's worse than not getting flowers? Getting flowers and finding out they aren't for you! That's what happened to me on Saturday.
I saw something moving on the front porch so I went out and found a balloon tied to a beautiful vase of flowers. I quickly tried to remember the date to see if it was a special date for me...hmmm September 21st, that didn't seem like a significant day for me but I was excited anyway.
Well, it didn't take long to figure out this mystery...the note card read, "Anne and John, Congratulations on your special day. May you have a lifetime of happiness together." Cue the Debbie Downer music "wah, wah". Obviously Anne and John were getting married. The address was correct and I recognized John's name as a previous owner of our house but the funny thing was he hasn't lived here since 2002, and there has already been another owner of this house in between him and us! So the people who sent the flowers knew him well enough to know he was getting married, but not well enough to know he had moved 11 years ago!
While I was trying to justify to myself why it was okay to keep the flowers, Mr. H picked up the phone and called the florist to inform them of their mistake. Gee, what a good guy. Even then I was still hoping they would say, "Thanks for being so honest! You can just keep them and we'll send out a new arrangement to their correct address." No such luck. They told us they'd be back to pick them up. Oh well, at least I got these pretty snapshots while I was pretending they were mine.