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ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 15:51:22

i just went to the florist it does other bits to like little angels. in loving memory type of messages. when its my dads birthday/ anniversary of his death/xmas etc i always buy him something for his shelf/urn as i keep it at home. i asked do you have any trinklet xmas type things... she said no she does not know what a trinklet is... then i said do you have anything that maybe has christmas colours... she said no.... then i said ok do you have any ideas... she said no... all one word answers she did not even try and help. really pissed me of sad sad so aibu to think she could have at least tried to help or even if she could not at least used a bit of people skills

wheresthelight Wed 24-Dec-14 16:02:18

I would find another florist!!

I found certain ones near me are brilliant and will fall over themselves to help and others just don't give a hoot!

ACardiganForCat Wed 24-Dec-14 16:02:32

I have no idea what you are talking about. Yabu.

CakeAndWineAreAFoodGroup Wed 24-Dec-14 16:05:24

Don't think you mean trinklet. (look it up in urban dictionary)

Trinket is more appropriate. (a small ornament or item of jewellery that is of little value)

Try a different florist.

MassaAttack Wed 24-Dec-14 16:05:36

She doesn't sound terribly helpful or friendly, but I'm not sure I know what a trinklet is either. Having said that, it doesn't take a great deal of effort to reach the assumption that a "trinklet" is a trinket. Nor however would it have taken you much effort to look around the shop and spot something for yourself.

I'm sorry this has made you sad. I always have a few poignant moments at Christmas missing my mum.

TheWitTank Wed 24-Dec-14 16:06:06

Do you mean trinket? If not then sorry, I haven't a clue either.

Xmas2014Santa2014 Wed 24-Dec-14 16:10:49

What a lovely idea op

So sorry for your loss & please do find another florist

Monosyllabic customer service drives me crazy

She's undeserving of your business !

ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 16:14:25

yeah sorry trinlet typed wrong....

lol cat of course people dont have to agree with me and can say ibu... but it dont make sense to say 'i dont know what your talking about' urbu :/

ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 16:17:08

lol i dont it again!!! maybe i should have got a new laptop :/ trinket trinket
trinket trinket!!!

ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 16:18:17

thankyou xmas2014. it was a while ago it was a bit upsetting. had it been recent i would have been really upset never mind

SaucyJack Wed 24-Dec-14 16:20:24

She's probably some poor cow on NMW who just wants to get home to her own family instead of being treated like a free personal shopper service by people who CBA to use their eyes and choose their own trinklets.

YABU. Sorry.

TheWitTank Wed 24-Dec-14 16:20:27

fgrin -bloody computers hey!
She was pretty useless not to suggest anything at all- don't use them again. I was just wondering if a trinklet was something I had missed! I hope you find something nice flowers

QuickSilverFairy Wed 24-Dec-14 16:21:13

Ghost, anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have figured out what you were requesting or if they were very thick they could have asked questions to clarify. I'm sorry this happened to you. Please take your custom elsewhere..


ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 16:22:40

im on nmw to but im not rude to people. i would have thought working in a shop/florist includes helping people

Wombat22 Wed 24-Dec-14 16:23:30

Very harsh SaucyJack hmm

GraysAnalogy Wed 24-Dec-14 16:24:50

Well saucy that doesn't give her the excuse to be an unhelpful, ignorant sod. If she doesn't like it she should let someone else do the job - god knows there's thousands who would.

Hatespiders Wed 24-Dec-14 16:24:54

YANBU. She was very rude. It's irrelevant that she may have been wanting to be at home, she was working in the shop and should have attended to her customer. If she didn't quite understand your query, she could have asked politely what and who it was for and suggested something.
It would have seemed obvious to me that you were seeking a small token in memory of your dad. Lots of people do this at Christmas.
I too hope you find something nice in his memory flowers

Hurr1cane Wed 24-Dec-14 16:26:36

Urrrm. DP is on NMW and works in a pub and gets really annoyed by people umming and ahhing and asking him a million questions about all the drinks and then just ordering a fosters.

They wouldn't know it though. He has a massive smile and is polite and helpful.

YANBU there is no excuse to be so rude

GraysAnalogy Wed 24-Dec-14 16:27:47

hurrican please pass my apologies onto your husband coz I'm one of those dicks when I've had a drink. I always want to try something new them plump for what I usually have. blush

ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 16:27:53

thanks hatespiders... i thought i was asking for quite a simple thing as i thought its common at this time of year but seems it was a difficult request

GraysAnalogy Wed 24-Dec-14 16:28:44

ghostspirit I wish I would have been with you I'd have helped you find your 'trinklets' wink myself! Hope you managed to get one, I just got a plant for my dad's grave this year and one of those card things.

PortofinoVino Wed 24-Dec-14 16:30:25

but it dont make sense to say 'i dont know what your talking about' urbu :/

That it don't !! smile

ghostspirit Wed 24-Dec-14 16:39:25

thank you grays smile

haha portofinovino... think everything i have typed is full of typos/spelling mistakes... and i dont even drink so i done have an excuse... will fat thumbs do

Hatespiders Wed 24-Dec-14 17:27:44

My dear friend lost her husband five years ago and every year at this time she gets a 'trinklet' from the very good florists in the grounds of the crematorium. They of course are quite used to all sorts of requests like that and do their best to help. She has a plot for her dh where his ashes are interred, with a plaque, and puts a wreath on the fence beside it and the small arrangement with a 'trinklet' on the ground. This year it's a little plaster angel with some holly and looks very sweet.

PainSnail Wed 24-Dec-14 17:43:02

On Christmas eve, I can promise you she was probably just utterly exhausted rather than being unhelpful for no reason. Xmas is bloody tough for florists! I've just worked 15 days straight to make sure other people have lovely decorations and gifts. By the time we shut today I was ready to collapse!

Just because someone's having an off day doesn't mean they're a horrible, lazy, unhelpful person. Perhaps we should all cut each other a little slack, in the spirit of the season!

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