20071130

Mean People... well, you know...

Yeah, they do.

Maybe I'm being too general. I should probably say that wantonly destructive people... siphon? Create a vacuum? You know what I mean. And boy, I'm pretty hacked off at them right now.

My kids have stood aghast as they looked out the window at a toppled snowman. I have blinked my eyes in disbelief as I have surveyed blossoms cut off of stems in my garden. The side of the neighboring apartment building is "tagged". The picket fence has slats routinely kicked out of place.

This morning I got into work and found that someone had attacked the rare cactus that I had been growing next to the windows in the hall. The tallest shoot was snapped about two-and-a-half feet from the base of the plant. Some kid must have gotten a kick out of breaking someone else's property on the way to class this morning. Maybe he was venting off steam for not being prepared for a quiz? Who knows? Why do people do things like this?

[deep breath]

I was hoping to get a bloom. Poor Epiphyllum oxypetalum--it never saw it coming...

3 comments:

angie said...

Oh, no. Poor, poor Epiphyllum oxypetalum. I don't understand, either. I'll never forget Grace's face and cry as she tried to sort through why someone would steal our pumpkins from our porch in Worcester. Sad, sad commentary.

Vicki said...

is that the plant you gave me a cutting of? Mine is still growing...(in water in a glass). I meant to have you help me transplant it into dirt while you were here in August. Should I still do that?
I am sad for you....
What goes around, comes around as the Epiphyllum oxypetalum kicker will find out one day!

Cami said...

How rude. Some people just like to be nasty I guess.