My un­der­sized load

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Shortly af­ter we moved to ru­ral South Carolina, the US, we found out Clem­son Ag Ex­ten­sion was sell­ing all sorts of berry and fruit trees at great rates. We needed quite a few things be­cause the prop­erty we bought was cleared cow pas­ture and, be­sides a huge pecan tree, had no other trees on it.

So I or­dered blue­berry and black­berry bushes and ap­ple, peach and pear trees. When it came time to pick up the order, my friend called to ask if I could pick hers up, too. I told her we’d bet­ter take two trucks.

When I got to the ex­ten­sion of­fice, I was shocked to find the pickup area empty ex­cept for some lit­tle bun­dles of twigs tied with string. I asked where my order was and the at­ten­dant led me to one of those bun­dles. They were bare root cut­tings, which take up very lit­tle space. I could lift mine in one hand.

I men­tioned to the at­ten­dant that I felt silly bring­ing a truck to pick up the order. It was then that I no­ticed a man be­hind me. He rue­fully stated, “Don’t feel bad; I brought a trailer.”


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