After having a fig tree mysteriously jump into my shopping cart the other day, I figured I should walk around some other stores to see if it would happen again. Who knows if the fig tree incident was an isolated case or if this will be happening everywhere I go. So yesterday during my lunch break at the old 9-5, I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond.
I thought a good test would be to randomly walk around the store and see if the shopping cart was drawn to any particular product. And sure enough, within one minute, I found myself circling the Aerogarden display. Around and around I went, stopping only to take a few pictures with my phone. Would that Aerogarden jump into my cart? Would I be growing salad greens and herbs on my kitchen counter without using any soil.
Sadly, the answer is no. I think the force that makes items jump into my cart is stronger in less expensive items. Although the shopping cart was drawn directly to it, at $150, I could not get the Aerogarden to jump in.
All in all, I’d say it was a successful test. It’s good to know the limits of this strange force that causes me to bring home gardening related products on a regular basis. And even though the Aerogarden didn’t jump in, I’ll be okay because I’ll be growing salad greens and herbs in my outdoor garden pretty soon anyway.