Not so good with plants

I’m not a gardener.  I like to look at them, love green lawns and pretty flower beds, but I’m not all that interested in doing the work to make them look that way.  I’m not very good at keeping plants alive.  So at work, I don’t try.  I bought a fake plant from IKEA to add some color to my very gray desk.

My little cubicle has terrible lighting.

It’s cute, I like it, and I keep getting compliments on it.  From people who think it’s real!  Maybe I don’t work with the sharpest tools in the shed.  You might not be able to tell from the picture, but this plant looks as fake as fake plants can look.  Very shiny plastic.  People are dumb.

Speaking of dumb, I saw the weirdest thing a couple of weeks ago on my way home from work.  I was coming off an exit ramp onto a major road, and I saw a group of 20 or 30 people spread out in the grass on the side of the road, all pointing radar/speed guns at the cars coming down the ramp and around the corner.  Were they making a statement?  (“You’re going too fast!”)  They didn’t have any signs.  Doing a study?  Nobody seemed to be writing anything down, but maybe those speed gun things save data.  Training to be state troopers or deputy sheriffs?  (We don’t have police in my county – I live in an unincorporated town.)  Maybe it was performance art.  Whatever they were doing, I wish I’d been able to get a picture of it.