Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My (not so) Green Thumb

Confession: I am the world's worst plant care-taker ever! (Is that even correct English?) It is ridiculous! What am I doing wrong??? I buy freakin' ferns E-V-E-R-Y single Spring and I kill E-V-E-R-Y single one of them by Mid-Summer! I mean, I water the dang things every couple of weeks,( I mean days), and the things just don't survive! I even run outside whenever there's even the slightest chance of rain (I ran like a fool tonight), to take them out so they can get rain water - or like we say en Espanol "Heaven Water" (Agua del Cielo)!. You know, come on, there's nothing better than rain water for my babies, right? Hmm, maybe not so much. I guess I must curse their root system or something because even Heaven Water won't save them....

On a different note... I read a fellow business owner's post a while back about the slow (read: horrible) economy and I must agree with her: people that used to be not so nice (read: really horrible) in our business are all of a sudden, hmmm... extremely nice. Like our supplier of.. hmm... well.. better not say. Hellooo?? You should be nice to EVERYONE, ALL the time... not just when you need them. For instance, our Mailman.... the nicest gentleman ever! They tend to be ignored and taken for granted - until the Postal Service announced yesterday they are closing tons of our post offices. Well, we are nice to him ALL the time. I have many times loaded (and unloaded) his tiny little 1980's Jeep (or his soon-to-fall-apart station wagon) so all your boxes can be delivered on time. Bottom line is this: Be nice to EVERYONE - ALL THE TIME; we never know what life may bring our way tomorrow. Today we may be eating caviar- tomorrow we may be delivering newspapers.....

My very best to all.

1 comment:

  1. I always kill my plants too, it gets somewhat embarrassing! My husband is already saving up for a gardener when we get a house. ha!

    So true about being nice to everyone. It takes but a single smile to change someone's day or life.