For Valentines Day, Brandon sent flowers to my office. Unfortunately, the flower shop didn't pay attention to typical office hours and tried to deliver the flowers after 5:00 when our office was closed. They redelivered them on Tuesday, but that was my day to stay at home with Mackenzie. So, Wednesday morning when I got to the office, I picked up my flowers at the front desk and took them back to my desk.
About an hour later I had to leave for a meeting and didn't return to the office until after lunch. As I was heading to my desk, I noticed my flowers sitting on the counter in the kitchen. huh?
We have an open office plan, so I asked my coworkers what happened to my flowers and they said one of the partners of our firm saw my flowers and since I wasn't at my desk took my flowers to the kitchen, "for the entire office to enjoy." huh?
I guess he thought I was still out of the office and wouldn't be back for a day or 2, so I wouldn't mind. In my best pathetic voice, I asked if my coworker could go get my flowers for me because I didn't want to walk past the partner's desk with my flowers. He did and now they've been sitting on my desk all week for ONLY me to enjoy!
I told Brandon the next time he sends flowers, he'll have to send a second arrangement to the office - apparently that's office protocol! ;)