Friday, March 05, 2010

INCOMINGOUTGOING . . .

My friends, Audrey and Rick went off to Florida about six weeks ago. They will be back next week. I undertook to take care of some of their house plants during this time.

I sent Audrey an email with a pic of the one plant. The following email exchange unfolded:

From: dawn
Date: Monday, February 8, 2010 3:19 pm
Subject: IMG00234.jpg
To: audrick

Hello, Mommy and Daddy.I'm alive but I do miss you.

Love,
Your Plant x x x

From: audrick
To: dawn
Subject: Re: IMG00234.jpg
Sent: Feb 8, 2010 7:07 PM

Hello Planty!
To tell you the truth, we haven't thought about you for a frikkin minute!
Love & kisses,
Mummy & Daddy

From: dawn
Date: Monday, February 8, 2010 7:53 pm
Subject: Re: IMG00234.jpg
To: audrick

Dear Mummy and Daddy,
Not sure how I feel about that but I can tell you I'm getting quite attached to the skinny kid. The large, round woman, not so much. Next time Mum, write and tell me how you really feel!
Love your child,
Planty. Xxx

From: audrick
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:03:01
To: dawn
Subject: Re: IMG00234.jpg

Dear Planty,
We hope our previous comments didn't damage your self esteem or root system. It's just that the plants down here are so much better than you.....what's a parent to do? Maybe the skinny kid and large, round woman can adopt you permanently.
Hugs,
Mums & Daddy


From: dawn
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:08 pm
Subject: Re: IMG00234.jpg
To: audrick
Although weakened by your last email, Mumsy - I think I am still well rooted. While I appreciate your honesty (*sob*) telling me the plants down there are nicer than me sets a new record even for you Mumsy, dearest! Perhaps the large, round woman IS a better option for me. For some reason that I am still trying to get to the root of, she keeps looking at me and saying, "You call yourself a plant - and what the f*ck you so happy about, anyway?" I think sucking up to the skinny kid might be the way to grow. Please tell Dad I say hi.
Your,
Planty xoxo

From: audrick
To: dawn3
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: IMG00234.jpg
Ya know, Planty, your whining is starting to get on my nerves. You're starting to act like Daddy. I would think that this is a genetic trait, but he's not green. Besides, it looks like you have it pretty good there. The large, round woman put you near a window and the skinny kid waters you. For f*ck's sake, what else do you want?
Just one question though...where's the bald-headed guy?
He's supposed to be taking care of you, too. Jeez.....is it asking too much to go on vacation and expect people to take care of everything at home for you??????? For only 6 weeks?????????
Love & Kisses & Hugs,
Mummy and Daddy
SKINNY KID & PLANTY




 
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