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Childhood innocence

When my girlfriend was 5 years old, she was once sitting with her father on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  Her dad asked if she needed anything and she craved biscuits.  Her dad got her Krack Jack biscuits.

Happy, she ran to the garden to savor every bite of it.  Suddenly she saw her landlord plowing the land of the garden, planting some seeds.  Curious, she went to him and asked what he was doing.

“I am planting beans!  Soon they will grow and feed us all!”

She sat on the grass, observing closely the process.

She suddenly became very happy.  When he left after planting the seeds, she carefully dug 20 holes, all nearby, and planted one biscuit in every hole.  She then covered it with soil, just like she saw him do.

In she went to her room, returning every 5 minutes or so to check if the tree of biscuit had grown.  There was, of course, nothing.

She decided to wait.

In the evening, she saw her landlord pouring water to the seeds he had sowed.  She quickly understood her mistake and came out with a can of water.  She carefully sprinkled water all over those biscuits she had planted.

Waited for another 5 minutes, nothing.

She decided to investigate.  She dug one of the holes and to her surprise, all she found was a soiled biscuit, ready to get dissolved in the soil.  She took it out and went to show it to her dad.

Her father said, “Dear, it doesn’t grow like this!  It’s already an eatable!”
“But how does the earth know this??” was her innocent reply.

18 years later, this story still cracks her family with laughter!


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