It happened again. Husband and I were weeding in the front yard veggie garden when a car pulled up and the driver got out. He introduced himself as a new neighbor from down the block. Then, he asked the inevitable question “What are those”?
By “those” he was referring to our metal bean poles. We regularly get questions about them, what is growing on them, and why we use them. It surprises me that those poles and their beans are such objects of wonder for people. I like answering the inquiries. I told the 3 and 5 year old neighbor children that they are the beans from “Jack and the Beanstalk”, and that they should keep a eye out for giants. They tell me excitedly whenever I see them that they are. Sometimes I tell people we use them to communicate with aliens. Some realize I am joking. Others just give me an odd look. Keep them guessing, I say!
What do you wonder about your friends, neighbors, and relations that you are are afraid to ask?