To our surprise and delight, we just had delivered to our door, fresh from Conklyn’s Florists, a beautiful mixed bouquet in a lovely glass vase. The card attached reads,
“Dear Mrs. Marshall, Get well absolutely as soon as possible.
[Other Bill] and the rest of the Ethics Alarms Commentariat
This was so kind and unexpected. None of my 420 Facebook friends (and relatives!) were so moved (then again, most of them hate me.) My wife was stunned, and is very grateful. (She would have applauded, but she only has one functioning arm.)
She says: “This is very much appreciated. It cheers me up a little, something Jack has failed at completely. It is also a relief to be able to look at the beautiful flowers instead of my black-and blue face. And the vase is especially welcome, as a one armed flower arranger is like a one -armed paper-hanger, and Jack is no help at all.”
The ethics value here is generosity and kindness.
Thanks, Bill, and thanks everyone.