Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nothing says I love you like flowers

Okay, this deserves a "duh Stupid" Hussy award. And the award goes to Leroy Greer of Houston, a man who is is suing 1-800-Flowers for a million bucks for revealing that he was cheating on his wife. Yes, I'm serious.

According to Leroy Greer, he bought flowers for his girlfriend through 1-800-Flowers and despite the company's privacy policy that states a customer can ask them not to share personal info with a third party, 1-800-Flowers sent a thank-you note to his house for the order and his wife saw it. (Well duh! That hardly seems to fall under the privacy policy fella. They didn't share your personal info with other companies - which is what the privacy policy states.)

Anyway, when the thank you note arrived, Leroy's wife say it and called the company to get them to fax her a copy of the receipt which revealed that her hubby dearest had sent another woman a dozen long-stemmed red roses, accompanied by a note that said "Just wanted to say that I love you and you mean the world to me."

Oh my. Not a happy wife. Now Leroy and his wife were already in the middle of what was described as an amicable divorce. But once she learned of the affair, wifey-poo wasn't amicable anymore. She asked for a 300k divorce settlement in addition to child support.

Ouch! That little thank you note was E X P E N S I V E.

A 1-800-Flowers spokesman said the company does not comment on pending litigation. In a statement, spokesman Steven Jarmon said, "We take all matters relating to our customers seriously; however, we are not responsible for an individual's personal conduct."

So what do you think? Should the company shell out a cool million because of their note thanking a customer for his order? Should Leroy benefit from his affair? Or are you like me and think "don't want to do the time, don't do the crime"? If Leroy had kept it in his pants until the divorce was final then let's face it, he wouldn't have had anything to hide. So who's really at fault here?


Julianne said...

Oh, I think Leroy is lucky that his wife didn't pull and Elana Bobbit on him. If he didn't want to get caught, then don't send flowers. Or better yet, don't cheat at all. I don't think he deserves anything for cheating. His wife should get the money for having a little weasle for a husband.

Sally Painter said...

There's an old adage. The truth will always come out. I think Leroy is kinda stoopid!

He should be the one to pay not 1-800-flowers (who I love btw).

Maybe ole Leroy can grow some integrity as a result of all this as well as a couple of other anatomical parts.

Cheating on wife and flower company outing you --- priceless.

Does this mean he has to come back another lifetime and role reverse with wife?

Karmic justice - priceless.

Dani said...

I think that 1-800-flowers shouldn't have to pay this man a thing. He ordered the flowers while he was still married, so his wife had every right to access the recipt for the order. If he had been thinking with the head on his shoulders and not the one between his legs he wouldn't have been caught in this kind of predicament in the first place. I think his wife should win the divorce settelment with more than she's asking for. It serves him right for cheating.