Everyone has hobbies, and while they may differ from each other, they all bring a measure of satisfaction — here's a short story of a man who loves gardening.
A 75-year-old retiree who lived alone decided to pick up gardening as a hobby. Each year he made it his responsibility to plant a tomato garden from scratch.
This year, he wanted to plant the garden; however, it was challenging work because of the hardness of the ground. Vincent, his only son, who used to lend him a hand, had gone to prison the previous year.
English country garden in spring with pots of tulips on the patio, flowers in the borders, flowering shrubs, a rose arch and a garden seat on the lawn, Haslemere, Surrey, England, UK. | Photo: Getty Images
The old man decided to write a letter to him detailing his predicament: "Dear Vincent, I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year," the letter began.
He continued, stating that he was just too old to put in the long hours required for digging up a plot for the garden when she knew his presence would have made it easier, as he would be responsible for the digging.
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Some days passed, and the mailman delivered a letter, written by Vincent from prison, to the old man. The content read:
"Dear Papa, Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie."
Very early the next morning, several detectives and FBI agents turned up at the location and dug up the entire area in search of the bodies — their search was futile, so they apologized to the old man and took their leave.
Fontana Gartenbau GmbH produces not only spring flowering plants, but above all tomatoes and cucumbers as well as bedding and balcony plants. | Photo: Getty Images
On that same day, the retiree received another mail from his son asking him to plant the tomatoes since the digging was now done. He wrote.
"That's the best I could do under the circumstances."
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The manager of a garden center incidentally overhears one of his hired workers talking to a customer.
The conversation was over the phone, so the manager could only hear his worker's side of it, and he heard him stating emphatically that they hadn't had what the customer demanded in ages.
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When he hangs up, the manager walks over to him and scolds him telling him never to refuse service by saying they didn't have a commodity since they could always get it on order and have it delivered.
After the lecture, the manager asks the worker what the customer had requested, and the man replies, saying the customer had asked for rain.
Close-up of gardener hands holding a smartphone with infographics on the plantation and irrigation. Garden workers keeping a check on plants using a mobile app at greenhouse. | Photo: Getty Images
Two friends were talking one day, Pete, the married one shared that his wife once asked him to get organic vegetables from the market garden.
His friend, Harry, asked if he had been able to get some, and Pete replied, saying that when he arrived at the market, he had told the gardener the vegetables were for his wife while asking if they had been sprayed with lethal chemicals.
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He paused, and Harry asked what the gardener had said, Pete immediately cracked up sharing that the gardener replied by telling him he would have to do the spraying himself.
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