Living with a florist for almost 10 years has taught me a lot about people getting themselves in the DogHouse and subsequently trying to get out of it!
I bet you didn’t know it, but your local florist can be your savoir in many of these instances where you find yourself on the couch, sleeping in the trailer, or at your Motel 6 for the night. Besides their shrink, who do people go see to get themselves out of trouble? Flowers have always been, and always will be one of the best ways to get yourself out of the DogHouse and back in the good books.
A good florist whom you have developed a relationship with, should know a little bit about you and your flower purchasing habits, and can often give you advice on what to purchase and how to present it when you are most in need. How bad you screwed up is directly proportional to the peace offering you present.
I am not talking about filling the room with roses, that only happens in the movies, but in reality, the right bouquet of flowers, coupled with the right message on the card can go a long way. It’s not about how much you spend on the flowers, it’s more about what you choose and how you present them!
The first rule is to make sure you find out (and remember) what they like. It’s not always roses that do the trick. The fact that you remembered what they like for flowers can be even more powerful than the flowers themselves!
There are no hard and fast rules to this. Each individual is different and each situation demands it’s own evaluation.
Next time you find yourself in a jam, give it a try. Talk to your florists about your situation, and they will be able to help you out of it with some great advice and some great products.