Last week I wrote about those house plants down there at the corner of happy and healthy here in Covington, Kentucky. I’m talking about Walgreens, of course.
Next time you go in, take a look at those plants on the counter. Or maybe not. They’re kind of small and sickly looking and some look like they’re dying. Hell, some were already dead.
And they’re only ten dollars each. I’m kidding about the “only” part. Yes. Buy a dying house plant for ten dollars at Walgreens.
You know those plant tags they stick into the dirt next to the plant? The dirt was so hard; the tag wouldn’t even come out of the dirt. I mentioned this out to a cashier and suggested that, perhaps, the plants needed to be watered.
That was last Thursday. I was in Walgreens again this past Saturday and noticed the plants not looking any healthier. I pointed this out to the cashier who said, “We’re not selling very many of these.”
Really? People aren’t interested in buying dying or dead house plants? What the hell is wrong with the citizens of Covington?
I wasn’t going to do it, but I had to go into the corner of happy and healthy again on Sunday. Again, I noticed the house plants. The cashier told me the plants were marked down for quick sale and I kind of thought of rescuing one, but when he tried to scan the barcode on the pot of the plant, it came up with no price at all.
Yesterday, Monday, my mind was still on those plants. I went down there in the morning and talked to a cashier (I would mention his name but I’m not sure if he would want that) about the plants. He told me they had thrown the dead ones away and the pricing had been corrected on their computer. No mark down, mind you, still ten bucks.
I told the cashier the plants needed to be watered at least once a week. He told me he would do this himself week. As I was leaving the corner of happy and healthy, he was watering the plants. Will this continue on in the weeks to come? Who the hell knows.
I’m going to try and stay out of Walgreens for a few days until they sell those dying plants. It’s depressing to have to see them on the counter. I mean, can’t they remember to water them and maybe give them some medicine to bring them back a little?
I know. I’m not being realistic. It’s not like it’s a drug store or something.
(To be fair, this is not one of plants down there at the corner of happy and healthy. This is from yourlocalcalmovers.com)