My long-suffering wife has a wonderful garden that keeps us supplied with fresh veggies for months and months, not to mention blueberries and figs. She does the raised beds thing, and thoroughly enjoys getting dirt under her fingernails and bringing baby plants along and into production. Recently we made a trip to Home Depot with the plan to buy a hose to be used when watering the garden. But one does not go with my LSW to a garden store to buy one thing. It can’t be done. It’s like me in a used book store – can’t buy just one book.
So I tagged along and watched as my bride picked out one of these and a couple of those and, oh!, need that as well. It was fun. I like to look at pretty flowers and she likes to acquire purchases that make gardening more productive. So, that “one thing” grew almost as fast as the federal government. When we checked out, we had picked up a heavy duty hose, a cone sprayer for the hose, a heavy duty nozzle, a bag of natural plant mix, two bags of pine nuggets mulch, a 175′ capacity hose reel cart, a lavender plant, a calypso plant, and another plant I can’t identify. It was bright yellow. She was thrilled with her purchases. I was thrilled with mine – a large Diet Coke.
This morning, I dropped in, alone, at a used book store, landing to purchase just one book. I have no further comment.