For Mother's Day this year I received a bouquet of flowers from ProFlowers. The arrangement of pink tulips and blue iris was beautiful, and guaranteed to last for seven days. I cared for them according to the directions, but in the middle of the week the iris looked past their prime and the tulip petals were falling off left and right. I threw the stalks into the compost pile, then sent an email to the company letting them know.
The next day I was pleasantly surprised to receive a response from their Customer Care department, which indicated I could get a replacement for the original order, a different item of equal or lessor value, or a coupon to use at one of their related brands. It took me a couple of days to decide what I wanted. The original bouquet was no longer featured on their website, so I decided to go with a arrangement of 20 multi-colored tulips.
My new order was delivered yesterday. When I opened the long, skinny box I found all of the tulips were in bud form (just like they were the first time). I placed the the bouquet in a vase with water and waited. This is what they looked like today:
The pastel colors look great on my kitchen table. I hope this arrangement lasts as long as it's supposed to.
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