Today I picked up more supplies to repot my tomato plants. Rack up another $25 for stuff so I can nurture my own plants and reap the rewards of organic food. I don’t do this to save money. I already blogged about the real cost of my tomatoes. If you are a gardener and haven’t read it, you can access it here. Sadly, you will relate!
One of the items I purchased was a big bag of potting soil. It was heavy and dirty. One of the young beautifully built stud muffins carried it to my car.
He asked which car.
I said the blue one.
There were four blue cars parked near mine. I could have said the blue Toyota but I didn’t really know what the other cars were. Perhaps another one was a Toyota and he would be just as confused.
Sweet guy that he was, he followed me while I opened my door and popped my trunk open.
I love CSI and detective shows. I love putting the clues together. However, I would not make a great witness.
(Very professional detective person) Ma’am, what did you see?
There was this car; I think it was car that came speeding down the alley.
(Eyebrows are up in the air) If it wasn’t a car, what else would it have been?
Maybe a truck or a hearse. It was dark green…no, black…or maybe dark blue. Wait I think it was red or was that on the other street? Let’s go with a dark-colored car.
(He’s thinking now. Old lady…no car knowledge…if only I could get something out of her) If it looked like a truck or a hearse, could it have been a big SUV?
Yeah, maybe an SUV. That’s one of the big things, isn’t it?
(Very hopeful) Yes. Do you know what make it was?
Ummmm….no. It had some emblem on it but I don’t know what it was.
(Now we are on the right track) What did the emblem look like?
It was a couple of shields or a couple of stars or a peace emblem.
(Dead end, another tack needed) Did you see who was driving?
Yes, it was a person.
(With a totally straight face) A person, good. Was it a man person or a female person?
Someone with longish hair. They had gray roots so it must have been female or a guy who gets a dye job.
(Now he is interested, maybe I could be helpful. How on earth could I see the hair roots.) Could you identify the driver if you see them again?
Maybe. The driver was a cross between Dolly Parton and Joe Pesci.
(Totally bewildered detective) Thanks lady, you have been a great help.
Let’s hope I am never a witness to a crime!