The other day my doorbell rang.
When I answered the door, I saw a gentleman standing on my porch. He seemed eager to greet me.
“Hello, sir, I am a representative from TruGreen lawn care services.”
“Ok,” I replied, gesturing for him to begin his well-rehearsed sales pitch on the latest fertilizers and lawn chemicals.
“I see that you have a serious weed problem in your lawn”, he remarked.
“Oh, those aren’t weeds, they’re dandelions, and I think they’re beautiful,” I told him. “Just look at how yellow and pretty they are.”
“Are you serious?” he asked me.
“Yeah, I’m serious. And if I could plant more in my yard I would.”
Not knowing what to make of my comments, the salesman, who had initially approached me with much confidence in his arsenal of anti-weed products, now seemed perplexed.
And just as quickly as he appeared on my porch, he wished me a good day, turned around, and walked away.