Friday, July 08, 2011

Saying Goodbye.

Saying goodbye is never easy. That is an understatement when talking about the death of a loved one or a friend. This is always a hard difficult subject to touch on but I feel some good can come from discussing these things before we are faced with them. Like birth, death is a part of life that I have had to help customers deal with over the years. Being a florist has with it some really delicate responsibilities that I take very seriously. My job consists of guiding my customer through the selection of flowers that best convey the sentiment but also the relationship with the person being given them. Some people know exactly what they want to give and say. It is in that case that I simply carry out the request exactly as they planned. But there are some who need a bit of guidance as to what to send and say. I am very happy to recommend appropriate sentiments and arrangements if it can help. So when you are faced in your life with having to say goodbye, make sure you are in a welcome comfortable environment. Make sure your florist isn't pressuring you to spend more than you can afford and or making you feel silly for asking for advice on how to word a message. It is your right as a customer to demand the very best service. My customers are a guest in my establishment and i celebrate their achievements and i sincerely grieve with them in their loss. Who ever you choose to help you through that time, when it comes please make sure you feel comfortable and welcome.


Janine said...

What a great post, thanks for the advice and assurance around such a difficult time for friends or family.

Mindy@Juniper said...

Thanks Janine very kind of you to say.