If it's so weird why prolong it then?Weird discussion. Never seen anyone get so worked up about flowers.
I initially made a little comment, tongue-in-cheek. Then someone said something misleading about the industry of cut flowers and I thought I'd set out a few ideas in one post. Case closed, and topic dropped until something interesting about the actual building comes up, or so I thought. Why get rude at this point?
Quite obviously. A great many of them don't seem to care one bit about things that negatively affect the environment or the lives of workers. I wouldn't expect them to, most of them have a carbon footprint bigger than a small country anyway. Long as they can afford it, right? Again, these things are all too abstract, evidently. Nothing is related to anything else and we should all just see things at face value, and refrain from getting worked up over such bitchy things.In reality, all those greedy, corporate bigwigs probably couldn't care less what flowers ended up in the lobby.
"Superior product", or simply more rare and costly to procure because of the intense system of chemicals and transcontinental shipping required? Superior product, or simply a misguided sense of exclusivity that actually has real consequences on the ecosystem? I don't blame them totally, people just need to get educated about all the choices they make, yes, even down to the little ones like what flowers or light bulbs to buy. It all adds up, and the planet is going down the toilet for those who haven't noticed.Building management picks them because they're a superior product. Their quality reflects the building's quality.
Har har har.Besides, the residents probably more than make up the difference in "lost kidneys" with philanthropy.
I doubt it.
Look, they aren't necessarily bad people. They may not know anything about water levels in aquifers, or pesticides in the rivers and streams, or chemicals in flower factories, or any other number of problems exascerbated by their unexamined consuming habits.
I'm actually hopeful that more and more people, rich and poor alike, will start to look at the little choices in life that some are eager to ignorantly dismiss.
Now excuse me while I go water my tulips.