I know I shouldn’t even think about it, since we’re really not doing well financially, but when your mom says to you on the phone that she just saw a flower delivery truck go by, and wishes they were stopping for her, because she’s never had that happen before… well, it makes you want to do that for your mom, even if you shouldn’t.
So when I heard a commercial on the radio for ProFlowers for 100 blossoms for $19.99, I thought… well that’s an amazing price… what do you get for that? I’m thinking they pulled weeds or something… but they’re really pretty flowers. I went to the site and entered the code the radio announcer gave us to use and there they were. Really bright and colorful flowers, I think daisies. And I thought, that’s not bad at all. So I decided to put the flowers in my basket and I’m taken to another screen.
Oh… do I want a vase? Yes, of course. Okay those range from $6 to $20. Okay… I can spring for the $10. Now we’re up to $29.99.
Next screen… when do I want the flowers delivered, why on Mother’s Day, of course. Oh, that’s going to cost me a delivery fee *plus* an additional $20 to deliver on Mother’s Day.
Hmmm… now I’m at $49.99 plus delivery fee, and I’m sure there will be tax.
Now I’m thinking… it would cost me less money to drive to my mom’s house… no wait… let’s think about that… with the cost of gasoline at $3.79 gallon, and my mom’s house is 65 miles from mine… okay, gas is going to cost me about $26… if I buy a bouquet of flowers from the local grocery store that will be $10, maybe $20… hmmm… and my mom would probably enjoy seeing me drop by in person… but she would really love to have flowers delivered to her house…
In the end I decided to wait until another day to have flowers delivered. I’m assuming they won’t cost $20 extra on a weekday, and hopefully we’ll be doing better financially sooner than later, and maybe I could have those flowers delivered on her birthday, which is on a weekday.
Have you ever had flowers delivered to your mom on Mother’s Day? If your mom is still in your life what are you planning to get for her? It’s next Sunday, so you better think fast! 🙂