While I was in California last week, my girlfriend called me. She wanted to know who was sending me flowers. That's no a call you want to get while away on a business trip.
American Express sent me a dozen roses. I didn't think I spent that much money with them. It came with two cards. The first one, with the shipping label read:
THANK YOU FOR BEING A VALUED AMERICAN EXPRESS (R) CARDMEMBER. MAY YOU ENJOY A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. WARMLY, AMERICAN EXPRESS
The card in the box said:
You truly are one of our most loyal American Express (r) cardmembers, and we wanted to take this opportunity to show you how much we value your Cardmembership. We hope you enjoy the accompanying bouquet of flowers -- a token of our appreciation.
May you have a wonderful holiday and a happy an healthy New Year. Here's to 2008, a time of new beginnings and endless possibilities.
It was a mix of yellow, pink, and red roses. They came in a distinctive 1 800 Flowers box, that needed to be opened quickly.
I am grateful for the gesture. It was a pleasant, if odd surprise. Fortunately, I did make it back to town before they died.
And more importantly, I grateful that my GF doesn't jump to conclusion.