Funny, yet not so funny

I belong to a Facebook gardening page where sometimes members ask questions and other answer.  One member posted a picture of a fruit tree and asked what it is.  She said she had bought it from a hawker at a traffic light and was told that it was apple, but looking at the picture it definitely is not.  Other members also said they too had had the same experience.  Well, guess what the plant is?  Coffee!  I could not help but chuckle at the expense of the ‘poor’ members.  However, like others said, the light at the end of the tunnel is that these members can have freshly ground coffee everyday.  It reminds us to buy only from reputable outlets, otherwise we lose as hawkers will tell us what we want to hear or do not know the truth themselves.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heidi ruckriegel
    Apr 13, 2017 @ 11:53:29

    I’m a member of a Facebook gardening page, too. Isn’t it great how you can post a picture of just about anything and someone will know exactly what it is? And our members complain every now and then about plants, too, even from supposedly reputable sellers. Things that are supposed to have red flowers and end up having yellow ones. Places selling stuff like carrot seedlings in punnets, that are almost 100% sure to die when you transplant them or turn into poor twisted stunted things. The stuff people will do to make money!

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  2. Aunt Beulah
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 20:48:43

    I love the idea of a Facebook gardening page where members can seek and offer advice, and the coffee tree story made me laugh.

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