A new business was opening, and a long-time friend of the owner decided
to send flowers for the occasion. He arrived at the "grand opening",
accepted a glass of champagne and a warm handshake from his host,
then browsed about the room examining the many floral arrangements
and potted plants.
Finally, he happened upon his own offering, only to find an attached card
bearing this sentiment: "Rest in Peace"
Embarrassed and irate at the florist's error, he phoned to lodge a
complaint. After venting his anger in a lengthy tirade, he waited
impatiently for the florist's explanation.
"Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting
angry....imagine this: Somewhere a funeral is taking place today,
and they have a lovely floral spray with an attached note saying:
Congratulations on your new location!