This Saturday is a day when you are encouraged to utilize the services and products of various small businesses like ours. This make me think about when our business was first getting started over 6 years ago. One of my friends arranged for flowers to be sent to mark the occasion and wish the Shannon and I luck.
The flowers duly arrived at our new business and and when we read the accompanying card we found it said, “Rest in Peace”.
I gave my friend a call and told him what the card read. He was really angry and called the florist to complain.
After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said, “Sir, I’m really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should consider this… somewhere there’s a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, ‘Congratulations on your new location.’”