Flan-didly-anders tried to do the right thing and send Maude some flowers. But, FTD dropped the ball because the flower warehouse was shut down because of a biohazard (in other words, they ran out of the flowers Ned ordered and that is hazardous to their eco[nomic]system). Ned is confused because he thought they called local florists who fulfilled the order and delivered it. Nope, not the case. Giant refrigerated warehouses are stocked with little boxes of flowers waiting for a FedEx delivery label.

Um, Ned, not to rub salt into the wounds here, but why didn't you just call a local florist out of the yellow pages, you know, that big huge heavy book you get several of dumped on your doorstep every year, the thing that doesnt require electricity and a network connection. I realize its so last century, but it works. People in meatspace still have telephones. Being cartoons we somtimes forget that, but they are still plugged into analog copper lines.

I am sure Maude appreciated it since its the thought that counts. But, Ned, what about Ginger? Did you send her flowers too, or are you still in denial over that?


NFlanders said... @ February 15, 2006 at 6:43 AM

That's a fair question, Snarky. The short answer is that I had to order the flowers on fairly short notice, and I was afraid that I would have to call several different florists before I found one who still had delivery slots open for Tuesday. Plus, I don't know anything about any of the florists in the city where Maude works. I thought I could trust a big brand, like FTD, to deliver a quality product fast and without any drama. Obviously, I was wrong. I blame genetically modified pollen spores.

As for Ginger, (who's a little more peppermint than I'm used to), well, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ February 15, 2006 at 7:15 AM

Ned, I suggest you try out the Yellow Pages today and call some of the florists there in Maude's city and see which ones seem to be good (call and be all chatty and tell them about your FTD experience and ask them how they did yesterday and if things went well and how far in advnace you should order with them) and send her a little something at work today. Then, you will know for future reference. Right?

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