Friday, September 16, 2016

YES PEOPLE STILL DO THAT

I got on the elevator last weekend after coming back from the farm and I was carrying this small basket of random veggies.  There was a lady already on there, young (late 20's maybe?) and she saw the basket.

"That looks good!" 

"Thanks, we have a place out of town with a garden and I'm just bringing back some of the harvest."


"Oh, you grew those yourself...like in a garden?"

"Yep..."

"That's so cool...I didn't know people still did that!"

The doors opened and I got off on our floor.  As I was walking down the hall, shaking my head, I was thinking yes, people actually do...



40 comments:

Dawn McHugh said...

you never know you might have planted a seed of thought :-)

Katie C. said...

I guess she believes in the veggie fairy!

Dani said...

Sad hey?

Susan said...

Oh dear, if you see her again give her a packet of seeds. In fact why don't we all start handing out seeds to anyone under thirty.

Anne in the kitchen said...

What a great post! I think I am the only one in our neighborhood who grows anything edible except for the one pear tree whose pears fall to the ground unused every single year, so it does not surprise me that people don't realize people other than dedicated farmers actually grow stuff.

Colleen said...

Some are just amazed that there are some who do grow their own produce.
That gal just needs to get out more and pay a visit to country life and get away from city life for awhile.
I can almost bet that she didn't know 99 % of the items you had in your basket.

Linda said...

I live in a very small city/town, 14K people. Within 1/2 mile is country. We are classified as rural. Yet, every time I mention chickens, people are amazed that I raise chickens and get eggs. The under thirty group squeals and become wide-eyed. I am the one who becomes wide-eyed after a while.

You are probably as close to a farmer she has ever been.

Janie v said...

Wow what an eye opener

Elephant's Child said...

Sigh. And she is not alone. Bigger sigh.

MargaretP said...

Sad.....what hope do any future children have.
Your food is the body's fuel, you wouldn't put kerosene in your Ferrari !

anne marie in philly said...

I just read this to my spouse; his response - smack that stupid bitch! I second that; bimbo!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I have no words. I'm not surprised of course, but I have no words.

Texas Rose said...

Amazing - and sad!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

jesus...is she voting for trump too?

Amanda Pope said...

That is another example of being conditioned to think only food comes from a grocery store,why grow it if you can just go to the store and buy it.

Linda said...

With an instruction manual. That young lady would likely add water and microwave the seed packet without one! Bless her heart.

Marcia said...

What an air head!

M. Lewis said...

BWAHAHA! Some people just don't have a clue do they. I find that with so many of my students, they just don't think about where the food comes from. Heck, I bet many haven't, sadly, even had fresh garden veggies. I like Susan's idea, let's hand out seeds! Monica

Fiona said...

Most definitely a Hillary!

Fiona said...

I feel for people who are so ignorant...not in the rude way but in the simple act of not knowing. As we get generation's further away from our farm roots the knowledge becomes lost to so many. Even here in farm country a surprising number of people do not garden, its to much work. Have you considered hosting a container gardening workshop in your building?

1st Man said...

I like how you think!!

1st Man said...

LOL, maybe we could start something, ha.

1st Man said...

Sad AND disappointing...

1st Man said...

Susan, I like that idea, seriously!!

1st Man said...

Linda, that is too funny, and probably SO true!!! Love it!

1st Man said...

Thanks, isn't this so sad but true? And I've seen, in our old neighborhood, those fruit trees just like that...growing and producing but just neglected and letting that wonderful bounty of fruit waste away.

1st Man said...

It is like something that so many just don't know about much anymore. And yep, she probably didn't have a clue....

1st Man said...

"Squeals and become wide-eyed..." that is too funny. And so true. When i mentioned bees I got the same reaction, ha.

1st Man said...

It kind of was for me too, thanks!!

1st Man said...

Yep, for every one of us who understand, there are probably 10 more of her. Heavy sigh.

1st Man said...

It does make you wonder about the future and what it holds for fresh food. Will it all come from the likes of Monsanto? I hope not!

1st Man said...

LOL! You really made me laugh out loud, ha. I like your hubby! :-)

1st Man said...

Very true....

1st Man said...

Yep, it is isn't it?

1st Man said...

LOL!

1st Man said...

LOL!

1st Man said...

Perfect point. To some, probably many, it just magically appears, prepackaged and perfect looking, huh?

1st Man said...

LOL! Too funny!!

1st Man said...

Well, thank you for being a teacher, first of all, and yep, I like that seed idea. I see people in the elevator all the time. Might need to work on that.

1st Man said...

Wow, what a good idea. Hmm...I will have to think about something like that. I should probably get some herbs and things growing on our balcony. Thanks for this!!! YOU have planted a seed for sure!! :-)