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2012-02-15 09:47:04 AM
or someone delivered the wrong flowers to the wrong person
 
2012-02-15 09:49:15 AM
I would think a single person wouldn't bother with it. A married man would burn it down to avoid having to spend Valentines Day prices for something that's going to die or be eaten by his wife's cats within a week.
 
2012-02-15 09:49:54 AM
i763.photobucket.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2012-02-15 09:50:14 AM
I'm leaning more toward a mob of people myself.
 
2012-02-15 09:54:08 AM
Shop did lousy business for V-Day.
QFTA: " [The owner is] not sure if he'll continue after this. "
He set the fire to retire on the insurance pay out.

/it could happen...
 
2012-02-15 09:55:44 AM
The electrician that installed the panel was single?
 
2012-02-15 09:57:47 AM
Single people don't have to buy flowers. Stupid subby.
 
2012-02-15 09:58:53 AM
fella in relationship burns down shop after flowers don't get him laid.
 
2012-02-15 10:01:39 AM

LoneDoggie: fella in relationship burns down shop after flowers don't get him laid.


Waiting for the reports of the candy shop and restaurant fires.
 
2012-02-15 10:08:25 AM
"Maybe next time someone will buy me flowers for Valentine's Day"
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2012-02-15 10:13:53 AM
I wonder if they were a florist associated with 1-800-Flowers. The firestorm going on with them is almost reaching epic proportions.

/couldn't have happened to a better company
 
2012-02-15 10:16:38 AM

birdistasty: I wonder if they were a florist associated with 1-800-Flowers. The firestorm going on with them is almost reaching epic proportions.

/couldn't have happened to a better company


What happened? Shiat didn't get delivered? Because TeleFlora did that to me last year, which got me in the doghouse bigtime
 
2012-02-15 10:22:51 AM

bhcompy: birdistasty: I wonder if they were a florist associated with 1-800-Flowers. The firestorm going on with them is almost reaching epic proportions.

/couldn't have happened to a better company

What happened? Shiat didn't get delivered? Because TeleFlora did that to me last year, which got me in the doghouse bigtime


They've been charging people anywhere from $20-$30 for guaranteed delivery yesterday - and a good number of people never got their flowers. Quite a few that did said they were wilted and/or dead. Their facebook page and twitter feed is full of hilarity.
 
2012-02-15 10:23:11 AM
someone puttin matchin to mein flowers.

Whoever puttin matchin to mein flowers, SUCKNEGG!
 
GBB
2012-02-15 10:26:46 AM

birdistasty: bhcompy: birdistasty: I wonder if they were a florist associated with 1-800-Flowers. The firestorm going on with them is almost reaching epic proportions.

/couldn't have happened to a better company

What happened? Shiat didn't get delivered? Because TeleFlora did that to me last year, which got me in the doghouse bigtime

They've been charging people anywhere from $20-$30 for guaranteed delivery yesterday - and a good number of people never got their flowers. Quite a few that did said they were wilted and/or dead. Their facebook page and twitter feed is full of hilarity.


Grocery store flowers FTW!!!
 
GBB
2012-02-15 10:28:17 AM
Mr. Gold did it to get he fricken cup back.

/obscure?
 
2012-02-15 10:31:23 AM

birdistasty: bhcompy: birdistasty: I wonder if they were a florist associated with 1-800-Flowers. The firestorm going on with them is almost reaching epic proportions.

/couldn't have happened to a better company

What happened? Shiat didn't get delivered? Because TeleFlora did that to me last year, which got me in the doghouse bigtime

They've been charging people anywhere from $20-$30 for guaranteed delivery yesterday - and a good number of people never got their flowers. Quite a few that did said they were wilted and/or dead. Their facebook page and twitter feed is full of hilarity.


Brutal. On a tip from Fark after I had problems last year, I found a flower shop by my wife's work that does delivery and had solid reviews and they ended up dropping the ball anyways. Paid for guaranteed delivery by noon, wasn't delivered by 4, and had to scream at them to get it delivered(which they did by 415.. it was 5 minutes from the florist).
 
2012-02-15 10:48:27 AM
Watch out for the backdraft.
 
2012-02-15 10:52:30 AM

cgraves67: I would think a single person wouldn't bother with it. A married man would burn it down to avoid having to spend Valentines Day prices for something that's going to die or be eaten by his wife's cats within a week.


This.

I'm single and Valentine's Day is one day of the year I'm glad I don't have a girlfriend and therefore required to shell out several hundred dollars on flowers, gifts and an expensive dinner. Not to mention having to watch some rom-com piece of crap with Kate Hudson. All in the name of a "holiday" made up by corporations to sell cards, flowers and other gifts.
 
2012-02-15 11:12:36 AM
Fire must have been for inventory reasons.
 
2012-02-15 11:31:48 AM

Elminst: Shop did lousy business for V-Day.
QFTA: " [The owner is] not sure if he'll continue after this. "
He set the fire to retire on the insurance pay out.

/it could happen...


That was my thought. Or he wanted to retire and waited for VD, the big money day.
 
2012-02-15 11:38:27 AM
Well I hope it wouldn't take more than one person to burn down a flower shop. Doesn't seem like that big of a job.
 
2012-02-15 12:20:50 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-15 01:00:02 PM

GoldDude: The electrician that installed the panel was single?


Unless it was a union job, then we're talking 20-30 people.
 
2012-02-15 01:10:12 PM
Seinfeld: and what's up with 1-800-flowers? phone number or web site?? make up your mind!!
 
2012-02-15 01:12:32 PM

LoneDoggie: fella in relationship burns down shop after flowers don't get him laid.




Shoulda' went to Jared (new window)
 
2012-02-15 01:49:31 PM
Try again.
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2012-02-15 02:21:13 PM
Not sure if troll:

minst: Shop did lousy business for V-Day.
QFTA: " [The owner is] not sure if he'll continue after this. "
He set the fire to retire on the insurance pay out.

/it could happen...
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That was my thought. Or he wanted to retire and waited for VD, the big money day.


But TFA: The Hillmans canceled the store's insurance four months ago.

"It was either insurance or pay our employees," he said. "You should never have to make that decision."
 
2012-02-15 02:33:03 PM
Hmmmmm.

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2012-02-15 02:36:54 PM
Homer Simpson did it.

"Honey, I was going to buy you three dozen roses at $4.00 each but the store mysteriously burned down because somebody threw a lighted can of Elmo's Fire-starter down the air vent at the back of the roof next to the big bucket of roofing tar. Stupid air vent stubbing people's toes."
 
2012-02-15 02:46:25 PM
Elmo's Fire Starter sounds like a Simpsons product.

Do I have to explain the allusion to Saint Elmo's Fire?

It can take a team of 15 writers an all-nighter to come up with one of those 'cute Simpsons' store or product names. I did this one in seconds.
 
2012-02-15 03:10:23 PM
Been married to mr. teeny for 10 years, and we've never acknowledged Valentine's Day. I can't tell you how many times I've been to the grocery store, and watched a man push his cart past an enormous display of pink and red shiat, only to have his eyes slide into focus long enough to grab a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolate nougats and toss it in his cart.

This is romantic?!

Two weeks ago, on his way home from work, he spontaneously pulled into a sushi place and bought a couple of rolls and some of that delicious ice cream stuff for us to share for dinner while watching a movie, isolated in our bedroom. He got laid for that. His hobby is woodworking, and he will occasionally come up with an idea for a custom piece for me. The last one was a gorgeous treasure chest, intricately carved on the outside with a collage of words and images that have special meaning for us. He got laid every day for weeks. (usually more than once a day.)

Fark flowers and chocolate and teddy bears and jewelry. Fark going out to dinner on the same night as a bajillion other people. We refuse to open our wallets on command to "prove" our affection.

/what was the article about again?
 
2012-02-15 03:25:02 PM
I've got $50 that says it was the fat lonely chick who lives around the block.
 
2012-02-15 03:41:16 PM

teeny: Been married to mr. teeny for 10 years, and we've never acknowledged Valentine's Day. I can't tell you how many times I've been to the grocery store, and watched a man push his cart past an enormous display of pink and red shiat, only to have his eyes slide into focus long enough to grab a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolate nougats and toss it in his cart.

This is romantic?!

Two weeks ago, on his way home from work, he spontaneously pulled into a sushi place and bought a couple of rolls and some of that delicious ice cream stuff for us to share for dinner while watching a movie, isolated in our bedroom. He got laid for that. His hobby is woodworking, and he will occasionally come up with an idea for a custom piece for me. The last one was a gorgeous treasure chest, intricately carved on the outside with a collage of words and images that have special meaning for us. He got laid every day for weeks. (usually more than once a day.)

Fark flowers and chocolate and teddy bears and jewelry. Fark going out to dinner on the same night as a bajillion other people. We refuse to open our wallets on command to "prove" our affection.

/what was the article about again?


I'd rather show my affection the day after Valentine's Day, when stuff is on clearence. The chocolate doesn't go bad overnight.

My GF and I did lunch this year, because I couldn't leave work for dinner.

As for the whole not pay employees AND insurance, you have to either fire someone, or raise prices.
 
2012-02-15 04:44:03 PM

teeny: Fark flowers and chocolate and teddy bears and jewelry. Fark going out to dinner on the same night as a bajillion other people. We refuse to open our wallets on command to "prove" our affection.

/what was the article about again?


My wife and I grilled burgers and played Trine 2 all evening. It was an awesome Valentine's Day.
 
2012-02-15 06:16:20 PM
www.thefastertimes.com

Can Prevent Florist Fires
 
2012-02-15 07:44:37 PM
FTFA: The Hillmans canceled the store's insurance four months ago.

"It was either insurance or pay our employees," he said. "You should never have to make that decision."


If you had to make that decision, then perhaps you should have closed your doors at that point. Running a business like that and not carrying insurance for it is just like a ticking time bomb.
 
2012-02-15 07:57:19 PM

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: The Hillmans canceled the store's insurance four months ago.

"It was either insurance or pay our employees," he said. "You should never have to make that decision."

If you had to make that decision, then perhaps you should have closed your doors at that point. Running a business like that and not carrying insurance for it is just like a ticking time bomb.


From a practical standpoint, what's the difference? Either way, he's out of business. I don't recall, did TFA state whether the actual building was owned or leased by him?
 
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