Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Missing Plants!!

Two days ago, while staying at the Morningside Inn (a bedbug-free hotel), I saw the following sheet prominently displayed by the elevator:

This was puzzling to me.  In the past, I have seen posters for missing people, dogs, or even cats (I do not like cats), but I have never heard of someone searching for his or her missing plants.  Did an avid plant collector visit the Morningside Inn, carry his plants around the hotel, and somehow lose them one by one?  Did this plant collector have dementia, or the thing that the main character in Memento has?  I do not know.

I will find out who raped and murdered my wife.  Then, I will find out where I left my plants.

I asked the woman at the front desk about the sign, but she was not very helpful.  She said that she thinks someone simply forgot their plants in their hotel room and wanted them back.  This does not make sense to me because if this was the case the hotel staff could just retrieve the plants from the room.  I think the front desk woman is a liar.

I wanted the $20 anyway so I started to search the hotel.  I felt like Mario in Super Mario 64, hunting for stars to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser.  (Except I was looking for plants, not stars, and my reward was $20, not a princess.)

Luckily, I was able to find all of the plants.
First, I found a ficus.

Then, I found a venus flytrap.

Then, I found Treebeard from Lord of the Rings.

This picture I cannot explain.

I was very happy and got the $20 reward.