I debated telling him, but then decided it would only hurt his feelings so I just thanked him. As it turned out, the flowers were so pitiful looking because they send blooms which are unopened. I have enjoyed these flowers for one week and one day. I changed the water on Sunday and threw out about 1/3 of the flowers, downgraded to a small container. Here's how they look, and I think I will change the water again, maybe get rid of a stem or two and I think I could have them for another few days.
So which is better? A bouquet that looks amazing on delivery? Or a bouquet that looks bad on delivery but lasts a long time?