In our busy ER, one of our patients gave this bouquet to my charge nurse last night. It looked really pretty from afar so I was really puzzled why he was wandering around trying to get rid of it to one of my coworkers in such a hurry while all the patients stared at the flowers.
I said “but that’s so cute! I like the cherry blossoms in there.” Turns out the giver was a crazy hobo lady’s nice way of saying of “Here! Have some flowers! Fuck your ER and your hospital”. Sure enough, the stinky wilting flora came from a graveyard, complete with plastic wire flag flourishes (the once you use to mark your underground pipes) and tied up in a yellow CAUTION tape bow.
He ended up stuffing the bouquet in the trash bin.