Hello. My name is Raquel. I'm an orchid killer. To the wonderful friends and family members who have given me orchids over the years, thank you. I love getting flowers. They make me feel special and girly and delicate and all those wonderful, feminine things. Keep 'em coming. However, please spare the orchids. They don't like me. Perhaps word has gotten out among the orchid community that their days are numbered once in my possession. Try as I might, they die...or go dormant then die...after a few short months with me. So while they come to me looking like this or like this, they always end up looking like the one pictured here. I water them, I put them in places that, according to what I've read online, would make orchids happy. But they always die. I'm always so hopeful at first, but the story never changes...always the same ending. I'm over this story.
So if you want to make me feel special and pretty and delicate and all those lovely things, please give me flowers. But please spare the orchids.