Hello again, Lilygrass fans!
This is the last installment of our interview series, and it comes from one often overlooked aspect of any business – the driver!
Meet Anna. Give her a wave and smile if you see her out and about on the streets of the metro area in the Lilygrass van!
Q: How long have you been working for Lilygrass?
I’ve been with them for about two years.
Q: What do you do there?
I deliver orders to recipients, Pick up plants and flowers from our wholesalers and even do errands for the boss :)
Q: What is the best part about your job? Why?
I like driving and being out in the world. It’s interesting to see lots of different things as I drive and enjoy being around people.
Q: What is the worst part? Why?
I struggle with patience with the designers. It takes time to create the arrangements and I have to wait on them to be made sometimes. I want the orders ready immediately, so I can get them to the recipients. I also don’t enjoy people who are not nice. You run into some of those in the service industry.
Q: Do you see yourself moving up the Lilygrass ladder?
I enjoy delivering but don't have any desire to design. I will enjoy the job for as long as I can.
Q: Why do you work for a flower shop?
I believe it is God-inspired. He put me here at just the right moment and for all of the right reasons. Until He decides I need to move on, here I am, Lord! It was just one of those God things. It kind of fell into my lap, and I thought, “Why the heck not?” It sounded like fun, and so far it has been.
Q: If you could describe the Lilygrass shop in one word, what would it be and why?
Creative – the designs I see coming from our shop are so inspiring and beautiful. I can only imagine the creativity it takes to create things like that.
Q: Do people tip you for deliveries? Is it an accepted thing to do in American culture?
I get a tip from time to time. If people desire to, they do. The older generation thinks it shows "thanks". I don't expect tips or ask for them. I just have fun interacting with people and doing my job!
Q: If you could change one thing about the floral industry what would it be, and why?
We could all practice having a little more patience with people, particularly with our florist. A florist cannot create an arrangement in five minutes and then it be delivered five minutes later. It takes a little bit of planning ahead with flowers. Keep in mind we’re all humans involved with this, and we do genuinely want to make your flowers special. It’s hard to do that in five minutes.
Thanks for reading fans! Stop by our shop, and don’t forget to let Anna know you appreciate her impeccable driving skills!
Be safe out there, Anna! We need you to spread that Lilygrass joy all over!
Have a great week, friends! See you soon!
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