Imagine my surprise when I called 1-800 flowers today and not only did they not have ANYTHING to cater to sports fans, but the operator I was connected to had no clue what I was talking about.
I asked him if he had anything to celebrate the Giants winning the World Series. His response?
"Um we have nothing to do with Giants ma'am. I can't help you."
"No, not Giants. The San Francisco Giants. You know? Do you know who won the world series last night?"
"Um. Sorry we can't help you."
I was in shock that a sales person for a major organization didn't at least say, "Hey I don't follow sports, so I'm sorry I really don't know what you're talking about." Or, "Our company doesn't have anything for any major sports occasion..."
On top of that I was surprised he didn't start asking questions to dig deeper, because maybe if he'd asked what the teams colors were and realized that it was a baseball team I was talking about he could have tried to get someone to design something manageable like a baseball coffee cup with orange and black flowers. Come 'on. That is the first and last time I will call 1800 flowers again.
On a happy note, I'm thrilled for my husband. As a child he was taken to the stick for Giants games since he was old enough to hold a baseball. His dad and grandad, both passed now, were huge gi-normous Giants fans. Both celebrated this past-time with my husband to the point of eating, sleeping, and dreaming Giants baseball.
So today, I made my husband my own floral bouquet and emailed it to him. It's the pic seen above. It came with my own special message and it won't die in 3 days. It's something I made and it's free. You can't top that.
:) GO GIANTS! We're so proud of you even if most florists don't have a clue what a huge market base that sports fans are!!!