Communion Of Dreams


“Try Sporting Goods.”
May 21, 2009, 12:19 pm
Filed under: Gardening, Humor, Kurt Vonnegut

Since we’ve had a bit of a dry spell, this weekend I’ll be able to finally get my garden planted. In preparation for that, this morning I ran out to get the additional items I needed to supplement what I had ordered in. This included half a dozen additional tomato and pepper plants, some organic fertilizer, and deer netting. Yeah, this year I decided to try deer netting rather than conventional fencing. To try and avoid problems with birds getting entangled in it, I will be lacing some white twine through the netting at several levels.

Anyway, because I needed to pick up some other items at the nearby Wal*Mart (and yes, their new logo does remind me of Vonnegut’s depiction of an anus), I thought I would see if they had any deer netting before I ran out to a nursery where I knew I could find it. I wandered back into the lawn & garden section of the store, where I found a bored cashier flirting with some stocker.

“Hi! Can I help you?”

“Yeah, I need to get some deer netting. Do you have any?”

She looked confused, glanced at the stocker. He shook his head. She looked back with me and brightly said “No, sorry, we don’t have anything like that. Try Sporting Goods.”

I could barely contain my laughter as I walked out.

Jim Downey

(Cross posted to UTI.)


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