I have decided that Olivia would run the flower shop and Amanda would run the tattoo parlor.
Going for a catch-all, Rafael and Fin work with Olivia. Rafael knows the meanings behind all the flowers and normally deals with men coming in for romantic endeavors because he’s v good at it. Fin is v good at keeping everything in check, with orders and such.
Sonny and (it was an uneven number so I had to find a new person and let’s be honest, I love her, no matter how much of a non-existent character she is) Carmen work with Amanda. Sonny doesn’t know how he got here but he’s happy with it, and plus he’s got a steady hand. Carmen is just enjoying life and likes the job.
and see the Flower Shop/Tattoo Parlor AU opens the way for obscure flower meanings and shit like
Olivia giving Amanda flowers tailoured with specific meanings like
some fuckin daffodils
a fycking lavender rose
and Rafael and Fin are just sitting back and watching this, facepalming constantly as Amanda just accepts the flowers because she doesn’t know the meanings behind them and??
we get some Rafael and Fin solidarity as they’re leaning over the counter, watching it happen and Rafael doesn’t take his eyes off it, just says ‘Lavender Roses. Signs of enchantment and love at first sight.’ like reciting from memory and Fin slowly sighs and pinches the bridge of his nose ‘we doin anything about this?’ Rafael leaning back ‘No. Let it happen.’
i love florist aus, but my family’s owned a flower shop for like 40-ish years and i’ve grown up around, involved and working in it…. and it makes them hard to enjoy sometimes lmao.
i have been around flowers all my life and i know more about flower meanings from fanfictions
god, stop…. no, those flowers don’t go together….
that’s not how you keep that plant alive
that’S NOT HOW MUCH THAT SHOULD COST
stop romanticizing carnations cause carnations suck and they’re cheap as fuck and they’re most often used for FUNERALS regardless of color please stop
long stemmed roses are similar and only one step up from carnations
you can’t just slap any old shit together. you have 3 main types of flowers in any arrangement: the ‘show’ flower, ‘filler’ flowers and ‘accent’ flowers. plus add something green you heathens.
everyone??? hates yellow for some reason??? actually i can give props to fanfic for that cause they show off yellows more than i actually sell them…. which is a shame i love yellow flowers.
i fucking hate all my customers i WOULD NEVER DATE ANY OF MY CUSTOMERS THEY’RE THE FUCKING WORST
it’s the worst when they come into the store and buy all this loose shit and be like ‘i’m gunna make my own :)’ like fuck you…. i could make that ratty shit look GOOD for less than you’re spending but OKAY I GUESS. (then it looks like shit when they post pics on facebook. and they claim credit for making but NOT WHERE THEY GOT THE FUCKING FLOWERS)
there is this one old bitch we get every year, comes in for vase arrangements for her husband’s grave…. sad, but i HATE HER. she tries to stand over our shoulders and boss and bully us and has us change the flowers used like 12 times and no matter what we make her she’s a fucking cunt acts like its not what she ordered so she can get a discount. fuck you, you old bitch. i made this arrangement 74583754 times you’re not getting shit.
why would you draw a bouquet before you make it… they’re flowers, just make it and if it looks bad take it apart??? they’re not glued there forever.
you WILL have skills on wrapping and bow making even if you don’t desire or think you need these skills
catch me in the shop blasting screaming angry metal when no one else is there (i think the flowers like it too)
Me: -fists the stems of a bunch of roses- Person: “doesn’t that hurt??? the thorns.” Me; “they have learned to fear their god c:” (protip: it doesn’t hurt after a while my hands are SO ROUGH)
no one likes hanging around in the greenhouse as much as you think they do
a leaf cut is like a paper cut only the devil himself comes to rub salt in it
sweetie, i know it’s ur special wedding day but stop YELLING AT ME cause you picked out these ugly ass flowers i TRIED to talk you out of it and i did what i could with them, okay?!
the only joy i get is when children come into the shop to buy things….
but not when moms bring their brat ass children who want to mangle all the fucking flowers