Dear Annie: Say ‘thank you’ for a gift of flowers but mum’s the word if it’s an ugly arrangement

DEAR ANNIE: I wonder if you and your readers can give me some advice. I was ill recently and received a lovely floral gift from a business associate. One type of flower included was on its last legs, while the rest were fresh. The florist also stuffed fern into the water, which created a pretty look but made the water murky and the display appear rotting.

Normally I would phone the florist with my comments, but their name was not on the paperwork. The gift giver is a high-end business type, and I feel they would be most unhappy with the quality of this gift. Can or should I do anything about this? — Nancy in the Villages


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