If you give a girl a Groupon to buy plants at a nursery, she’s going to want to plant them.
She’ll start to till the soil and realize she needs to weed the flower bed.
She’ll weed the flower bed and realize her plants need plant food.
She’ll go to get the plant food and see that the recycling hasn’t been done.
She’ll get her sons to sort out all the cans and glass in separate trash cans and put them in the car to take to the recycling center.
When they come back from the recycling center, she’ll realize the car smells like old beer bottles. So, she’ll
bribe ask her daughter to wash the car.
When the trash cans are emptied, she’ll smell that they are filled with stinky liquid and debris. So, she’ll get her son to wash them off.
When the trash cans are moved from their spots, she’ll see that the side yard needs to be swept and washed.
So, she’ll use the broom to clean it, and when it’s almost done, she’ll step back to admire her work. That’s when she’ll realize the rain gutters too, are full of debris.
So, she’ll ask her husband for some help and he’ll bring a ladder there. When he begins to clear the clutter, he’ll realize the tree needs to be trimmed.
Her husband will trim the trees and clear the gutters, and uncover an ant colony. So, he’ll have the spray with ant spray. After her husband fumigates the gutters, she’ll have to hose off the windows and walls.
When the hose is unwound, she’ll take it to the flower beds. That’s when she will discover she didn’t finish planting her new plants. Which she bought with a Groupon. Which started this crazy chain of events in the first place.
* Inspired by the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. by Laura Numeroff