Anon for this...
Date: November 24, 2017 11:54AM
I'm sorry but I consider this another instance of Mormon superiority/stupidity/arrogance.
Just ordered flowers for a viewing from a florist in a smallish town in UT.
Having lived there for a number of years I know that tastes run very "different" in this part of the world.
I have done some floral designing myself so I am very opinionated about what I want. (Those who don't know design or flowers may not appreciate what I am going to say). I told the lady answering the phone that I wanted the container to be as unobtrusive as possible. Basically most of the containers florists use are cheap -looking pieces of tat whose main function is to detract from the overall cost of the presentation making it possible to use fewer flowers and still take up space. I requested an arrangement with plenty of flowers arranged in a very shallow, unobtrusive container. After talking about what they could do I said a brown shallow basket would also be good. The woman suggested a red bowl. No. I don't want a red bowl. How about a green shallow bowl? I then said, "I just want the container to be as unobtrusive as possible."
The reply was, "I get it, you don't want to have to pay for the container."
People are nuts. I'm spending more than 80 dollars to send a modestly-sized floral arrangement to the "wake" of a TBM distant family member who never gave more than a few thoughts to us his entire life and I get that for a reaction. I'm sure her opinion will spread like wildfire around the small community.
Sometimes you can't win.