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There is a reason I’ve been delaying this piece until the floral mania is over. This was not a normal M-Day, this was basically a floral mayday call. The reason will become rapidly apparent if you have read my previous posts.
This year, the crew was the Steel Rose; lead florist and fearless leader, Silence; IT guy and assistant manager (and son of Steel Rose), a new assistant florist from a family of florists – let’s call her Bumblebee, myself, and an old friend of mine and coworker, who is a safety professional and ordained minister – let’s call him the Rev. We also had a former bank teller for half a day Thursday. That’s it. The bottled water delivery guy who offered to show up was a no-show. This was the leanest crew they had ever run with – the Rev and I did 90% of the deliveries.