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These 1-800-FLOWERS arrangements shouldn’t have made the cut

Roses are dead, violets are blue.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:04 am*

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Monica Riese 

Monica Riese

Nothing says “Mother’s Day” like a fresh bouquet of flowers, right?

That’s what customers of 1800flowers.com thought too, but they were disappointed to see that what they saw online and what showed up at Mom’s doorstep couldn’t have been further apart.

Plenty of other customers took to Twitter to complain about delayed orders, doubled charges, and more, sending the company’s customer service representatives into overdrive trying to correct the mistakes. But it seems most customers thought it was too little, too late, as the damage with their mothers and grandmothers had already been done.

Unfortunately, most of these folks should’ve seen this coming: #1800flowersfail isn’t a new hashtag, with little bursts of activity cropping up around other floral holidays like Valentine’s Day and Easter.

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@shellbatts: @1800flowers #fail I’m guessing the flowers weren’t supposed to look like this. pic.twitter.com/3n7QRwo3YX#1800FlowersFail

— Leslie Fried (@LesFried) February 19, 2015

I can’t even get over these flower fails lmao. Saw this on the news xD “#1800FlowersFail pic.twitter.com/QEXbDE8lIk

— Tanis Crooks (@TanisCrooks) February 18, 2015

Maybe next year, the company can embrace the humor in the situation, like these Twitter users have.

Thanks for the bouquet @1800flowers #1800flowersfail pic.twitter.com/xVRopnzeEj

— Amanda Ellis (@AmandaEllisxo) March 5, 2015

Order this and get this #1800flowersfail pic.twitter.com/NCvpI51bxu

— Shanika (@Phillysb386) March 23, 2015

Until then, consider this your annual reminder to shop local.

Photo via Quinn Dombrowsky/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: May 10, 2015, 7:05 pm

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

Monica Riese