Being born into a poor family though, Tim lacked the money to buy a proper shovel.
“I can’t plant without a shovel,” Tim thought to himself. So he applied for a job as a bank teller. The work was tedious and boring, but after many weeks of saving, Tim had finally saved up enough cash for the perfect shovel.
With his shovel in hand, Tim set out to break ground on his garden. Before he could begin though, he thought, “I need a sturdy watering can. How will I be expected to water the plants once they’ve grown?”
So Tim went back to work at the bank. After another few months of saving, he bought his watering can.
“But what about shears?” Tim thought. “A world-class gardener must have the best shears.”
Back to the bank. Save money. Buy shears.
“Gardening for Dummies. It’s important to learn your craft.”
Back to the bank. Save money. Buy Gardening for Dummies. Read Gardening for Dummies.
In his old age, Tim began to struggle in his work as a bank teller. He was forgetful and slow, which eventually led to the bank manager having to let him go. One Friday, Tim was fired.
“It’s just as well,” Tim thought to himself optimistically. “In retirement, I’ll have more time to enjoy my garden.”
As Tim arrived home that day, he stood on his porch looking out over his property. To his surprise, instead of seeing the miraculous garden he had dreamed of as a young boy, he only saw a pile of tools.
Shovel. Watering Can. Gloves. Hoe. Wheelbarrow. Trowel. Gardening for Dummies. All as shiny and new as the day he bought them.
Tim sighed heavily as he realized, “I never planted a single seed.”