I HAVE to share this little ditty, because it just has the whole neighborhood laughing and clucking their teeth this morning.
This is one of our haunts, with a darling courtyard and fantastic landscaping. Amici's. It's right around the corner from us, and we eat there fairly often. The proprietor is a great gal. She and I even worked under the same chef through the years, but at different times.
She's been having a problem the last few weeks of someone stealing her plants. And not just the ones that were potted and in urns (which they took too), but also the ones right out of the ground. Repeatedly. I wish I had a picture of the sign that was hanging in the window last week. I'm ad libbing, but it said something to the effect of, "To the jerk who keeps stealing my plants, I hope you die."
I mean, really. What kind of cares-about-gardening person is a thief? I'll tell you what kind. A really stupid one.
All of her plants were found yesterday.
Planted in the front yard, and sitting on the front porch of a house less than a block away from the restaurant.
ON THE SAME STREET.
He went to jail.
This was the sign that was posted in the restaurant window this morning.