These tidbits are all true.
Seeds Are Cheap
See Jane. Jane spent $3.50 for a pot of beautiful pansies. See Suzy. Suzy spent $1.50 for a packet of seeds.
My mom (Sue) decided to grow her own flowers instead of buying them. What a great idea! She could have twice as many flowers for half the money.
She bought the pot - $2.99 (not off to a great start here) and almost carved a hole in her upper arm ($1.99 for bandaids and $2.50 for antibiotic ointment) trying to make a drainage opening in the cheap plastic pot.
Dirt cost $4 and a saucer was an additional $2 - but necessary to hold all the overflowing soil that fell out of the bottom.
All that, and the ungrateful wretches never grew! So tack on another $3.50 for real, live pansies!
The World of Work:
I used to work at a newspaper that decreed one couldn't have any suspicious days off. This meant you couldn't be absent on a monday or friday no matter what, because they coincided with the weekend. No one would believe you were sick and you would probably get canned. But it just so happens that I worked in the 4 day workweek department, and I had wednesdays off. If I took off on a Monday or Friday, That coincided with the weekend. If I took off a Tuesday or Thursday, that coincided with my day off!
Although this company treated me very well, the job made me nuts. I used to place classified ads- you know, when you sell your car, rent an apartment or look for a job? Some of the phone calls were amazing:
Did you know that there's a Golden Grave Hospital in Miami?
This used to be an embarrassing story. But, who doesn't enjoy saving money? Plus, I love garage sales and if they have something I can use, great!
A few years ago, I needed to get a white, button-down shirt as part of a uniform I would only need to wear twice for school. So, I'm driving down the street and I see a bunch of junk lying on someone's lawn, along with a clothesrack with some white shirts on it. They were in good shape too! I picked one out, handed over a quarter and left. I completely forgot to remove the price tag, and was sitting in this meeting when a friend asked about my $ 0.25 shirt. I was so surprised that she knew! Then I looked down and saw the tag. How embarrassing! Since they all knew, I might as well publish it on the web.
Luckily, I'm not the first person this ever happened to. Check out Todd's story... (under "the very funny.... saga of job search").