Archive for August, 2014
I was out of the country when my boss's father passed away. He had been my boss for ten years before his son took over the business, so it hit me pretty hard. There was no way for me to get back home in time for the funeral, but I still wanted to do something to send my condolences to the entire family as well as the others in our company. I did a search for flower delivery in Singapore to find a florist that would be able to deliver flowers for the viewing.
I felt that it was a very respectful thing to do for the man who gave me my start in my career. He took a chance on me, and I have repaid that with loyalty and friendship with the entire family. I knew that my former boss liked spiked flowers since he had ordered quite a few of that type of arrangement for the office lobby before he retired. I wanted to get him a nice arrangement or wreath that had the types of flowers that all of us knew he liked, and it was easy to find just the right wreath once I started looking through the different arrangements that the florist offered.
It was very easy to order online, even though I was not in the country. I was able to select the flowers and pay for them right on the website, which made it much easier for me. I had to put in the delivery details, and that is when it really hit me, since they were being sent to a funeral home rather than his house. Death is a natural part of life, and it is going to happen to all of us. I just wish it had happened to this man who was like a father to me in so many ways a lot later than it did.