Hmm...her thinking is along these lines
"Granny died, I always think of weeds when I think of granny
...and people think I'm strange...
You got more apology than 99% of us ever get....
Take it and run with it; at least she values your goodwill.
You are the 1%.
True. I still got it when it comes to doling out Jewish guilt.
And - we now have a new excuse around here. No matter what the problem is, "I thought it was a weed
." is the reason. It covers everything!
"Why'd ya forget to pay the mortgage this month, jes?"
"I thought it was a weed."
mebbe Granny liked to weed and she was doing a random act of good weeding in her honour
by definition, a weed is a plant in the wrong place. they taught me that in university.
I think lawns are weeds.
sweet - can I use this excuse too?!
I was thinking about that very thing as I was out tending the flowers. Huge swaths of the prairie were covered by grass. Why?
I came to the conclusions that grass is just a really successful weed.
I think you're being too hard on the girl, Jes . . . from Wikipedia:
Iris is a genus of 260  -300  species of common, noxious weeds with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all such weeds, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera of common noxious weeds.
But as you can see, that entry was written by ISB!
'Cause I thought it was a weed.
Oh jes, I haven't read past your first post yet.
I had to go get a 2nd cuppa to sit back and enjoy!
Depending on your perspective about the evolution of the species, humans could be looked at as successful weeds.
Don't you see jes?
That was deflection.
My grandmother died, you have to forgive me, otherwise I'll feel worse and then it'll be your fault.
In any event, I agree w/ Drew Dad. Regardless how clumsy, it was an apology.
I thing it took a lot to come back, up to your door, with an apology gift.
Yeah, I know (the flowers are in a vase in the kitchen). I don't hate her. It's more just ... wtf at this point in time.
Open letter to ISB's granny (to be delivered via séance)
ISB free-associates you with weeding. Just thought you might like to know.
But - egad - what is this, the Idiot Defense? My excuse is that I am too ******* dumb to figure out that this might, I dunno, actually not be mine for the taking???
she wasn't taking, she was weeding
it was meant to be a good deed
(and around here, once it's through the fence, it's fair game for the other side - maybe she was weeding for the neighbours)
I don't work in a cubicle, Foofie and I was the secretary's superior - you'd think she had more sense than that.
Since I was not there, and do not know the people involved, it would be foolish for me to continue this. I only related my experience.
It's the idiot defense alright, but we are the idiots.
I had a probationer who, while driving to a job, saw an open garage door. A couple of hours later, he goes on a lunch break, drives by and sees (!) the garage door is still open.
Stops down the block, moseys on back, up the driveway, into the garage and (Eureka!) finds a nice chain saw and a not-too-heavy tool box which he then proceeds to carry back to his car.
When the cops came to get him (some neighbor had written down a description of him, the car and his license plate that was a page long and accurate down to the tobacco company name on his hat.) he was actually a little put-out.
"Lead us not into temptation," He shouted, "Just how much temptation must a man take?"
"Put your hands behind your back." said the cop.
"I would have never took anything if they had closed that door!"
Joe(Five years at Stringtown,,,,)Nation
you can tell a lot about a man by the free advertising he does.
never trust a little guy in a redman hat...
I was thinking about this situation today as I trotted around Inwood Park.
(Yes, I was really bored.)
Jes: I think you missed a bet. The girl is fourteen or so, an age of nearly complete inability to make good judgements; this would have been an excellent opportunity to be a friend to her, to teach her about flowers and gardens and maybe make a friend for yourself.
(Who knows, maybe an enthusiastic weeder for your garden?)
Joe(anyway, it's not too late)Nation
What Joe said.
I'd feel pretty good about it now, if I were you.
She clearly thought a lot about what happened and wanted to make amends. Her amends weren't perfect, but she did try.
I think she learned something....just like the boys do at the end of South Park . shows.