Tag: Slice of Life

M-3: Calm Before The Storm

 

Today was a day for introductions & preparation. Tomorrow and Saturday will be incredibly busy.

Introductions are in order, but not all the faces are new. Overall command and expertise lies with the Steel Rose, our fearless leader and lead florist. She has decades of experience to draw on. The number one rule around here is do what she says. Silence handles IT and communications with the various wire services like 1-800-FLOWERS, BloomNet, and FTD. Each uses a separate system and has random eccentricities, like repeatedly sending orders we cannot complete, sending orders with obscenely low prices where we can’t make a profit, and general errors / omissions. It requires an expert geek, and Silence is certainly qualified, having delivered flowers and managed the wire services for decades. Besides, it is appropriate that a military history major manages our logistics. Honeybee is our dedicated assistant florist; she has several years of experience and is very helpful.

M-1: Until The Last Bloom

 

Previous Entries in Operation Bloom: M-4 M-3 M-2

Something not widely known is that most florists do not deliver on Mother’s Day itself. This includes the shop I am working at — even the Steel Rose needs a day of rest. This means today is the big day.

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This year I gave up coffee for Lent. I didn’t talk about it much because I’ve been in an “I shouldn’t speak loudly about these things all the time” mood. When people noticed me drinking tea, I’d explain why, but I didn’t volunteer the information like a cross-fitting atheist vegan who never watched Game of Thrones. Last […]

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