3.27.2010

The Post About Unmovtivational Speaker

I went to the store today and pushed around a buggy of flowers.

Upon bumping into a woman I know, we had the following conversation:


She:
You know it's going to freeze again and those plants will die.

Me:
Well, that's why I picked pansies since they might survive a bit longer.

She:
It can frost until April 15th. That's why I wait.

Me:
They only cost a couple of dollars each so it won't be a huge loss. (I start to push the cart towards the potting soil of freedom).

She: Just so you know, pansies die as soon as it gets hot.

I wonder if the security cameras caught her trying to steal my joy.
I persevered despite the downer in aisle 7.

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{images: Jamie}

10 comments:

  1. I love your window boxes and your pansies! Don't let her take your joy!

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  2. I think there is a t-shirt idea in this...nah it will never work.

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  3. The exact same thing happened to me last Saturday except it was a lady that I didn't know but who felt compelled to extend her knowledge. Your window boxes look great!

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  4. K: I won't...I promise!

    J: You're probably right.

    lms: De nada mi cyber amiga!

    J: Big Box stores sometimes bring out the "best" in folks.

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  5. beautiful! why do people have to be discouragers instead of encouragers.

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  6. Actually, she was wrong about the latest it can frost in Alabama. We once had snow the third week of April - but that was before global warming! You plant anything you want anytime you want - it's your house and your money. Just remember to water them.

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  7. A: Satan. Or Santa.

    Mom: Oops. Water.

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  8. I've been catching up on my Google Reader and this blog reminded me of this...

    Oscar: Once, once in a while, I, I'll take a long lunch break.
    Michael Scott: A siesta!
    Dwight Schrute: Time thief! Time thief! Fire him!
    Jim Halpert: Dwight, you've really never stolen any company time?
    Dwight Schrute: Never!
    Michael Scott: You are a thief of joy.

    My favorite.

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  9. K: I love that line - I tell coworkers all the time they are thieves of joy. They don't care for it.

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