:: trivia retrieved ::

A ‘Green Fingers’ story

A Singaporean couple moved to England. The wife was a keen gardener. At the first opportunity she went to a flower nursery and bought a beautiful bushy potted plant for the balcony. She dutifully watered the plant and added diluted fertilizer weekly as recommended. As a result the plant thrived.

After a few months in England she decided to take a 2-week holiday in Europe and so she left the care of her precious plant to her husband with strict instructions for its well-being. When she came back from her holiday, the leaves of the plant began to turn yellow. As expected she suspected her husband had not taken good care of the plant. Anyway she hoped, with her return and her loving tender care, the plant would recover.

However, the leaves went on from yellow to brown and dropped off. Thinking that the marital relationship was more important than the health of her precious plant, she decided not to confront her husband. So, she called the owner of the flower nursery to make a ‘house call’ to examine the plant.

One look at the plant and the nursery owner knew the reason for the leaves turning brown and dropping off.

Nursery owner: I know the problem. However, there is no cure.
Plant owner: No cure? And what is the problem?
Nursery owner: The problem, dear lady, is called “Autumn”.

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2001
Tan Wee Kiat

Written by Ivan Chew

24 October, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Posted in Year 2001

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