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Monday, November 19, 2007

Prize winning bouquet causes big problem

You'll excuse the personal nature of this entry, but earlier today, I learnt that I'd won a FREE bouquet of flowers to send to the recipient of my choice from those very nice people at Go! Smell the Flowers following my entry into their regular photo caption competition.

Very nice too, you might think, however, its caused a bit of a dilemma from which there is no escape!

My first thought was to send them to my partner Mandy, working very hard in the Fabulous Photo Gifts office, new office, no time to herself, busy busy etc. What could be nicer?

My other thought was to send them to my Mother in Cambridgeshire. Both her and my Father have been very poorly with colds and haven't ventured very far at all the last few weeks. What better way to brighten her day than to receive a surprise bouquet from her son?

Then a colleague chipped in with “Of course if you give them to Mandy, she'll claim that you only send her flowers when they're free – you never buy her flowers... so why should she accept them now? (Mandy's not really like that but apparently some women are?)

He then went on to suggest that if I gave them to my Mother, when Mandy learnt of it, she'd want to know why she hadn't been sent them. Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't approach!

As he saw it, the only way out was to send them to the prettiest girl in the office! Great Idea?? Is he mad? If that came out, I'd be picking glass out of my hot drinks for the rest of my life probably.

So that's the dilemma his thoughts have placed me in. Personally I'd like to give them to Mandy but I fear the logistics of making sure she's in when they were delivered presents too many problems. I'd stand more chance of getting them delivered to my Mum whose always in (except when she's not but my Dad probably would be).

I'm going to ponder the problem some more whilst I await the order code from Go! Smell'. In the meantime, watch this space to find out how I resolved the situation.

Fabulous Photo Gifts Webmaster.

4 comments:

GO! Smell the flowers said...

LOL J!

What a refreshingly honest post!

Why not send them to the most difficult address for our flower man / lady to find and test our service!

Just a thought - most do love receiving flowers even if its a ' AND what have I done to deserve THESE'. The point is you've thought of them and sent them, free or not! Its the gesture! We'll email u the code now...


Good luck!

GO! Smell the flowers said...

LOL J!

What a refreshingly honest post!

Why not send them to the most difficult address for our flower man / lady to find and test our service!

Just a thought - most do love receiving flowers even if its a ' AND what have I done to deserve THESE'. The point is you've thought of them and sent them, free or not! Its the gesture! We'll email u the code now...


Good luck!

Taylor_Blue said...

I hate that when that happens...I would just send them to myself...that way no one complains!!

Diane said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing how you solve the dilemma...
You could always enter the next GSTF competition and hope you win and then you would have two vouchers - problem solved....