国外小故事:美女子给多肉浇水两年后,发现它是塑料的

2019年11月5日
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Woman Realizes That Succulent She Had Been Watering for Two Years Was Made of Plastic

美女子给多肉浇水两年后,发现它是塑料的

A California stay-at-home mom recently got her five minutes of online fame after taking to Facebook to reveal that the potted plant she had been watering and looking after for the last two years was actually made of plastic.

近日,美国加州的一位全职妈妈在脸书上透露道:她在过去两年里一直浇水并照顾的盆栽实际上是塑料制品,并因此成为了临时网红。

On February 28, Caelie Wilkes shared a very funny revelation with her Facebook friends. While attempting to relocate the succulent she had been looking after for two years in a larger pot, she was shocked to learn that the plant was artificial. The old pot broke, revealing a very thin layer of sand at the top, and a big block of Styrofoam at the bottom, where the plant’s roots should have been. She had been watering it regularly and making sure that it had all the right condition, only to learn that all her efforts had been in vain. Needless to say Wilkes felt like the last two years of her life have been a lie.

2月28日,Caelie Wilkes与其脸书网友分享了一个非常有趣的发现。她在试图将已经照顾了两年的多肉植物放入一个更大的花盆中时,震惊地得知这颗多肉居然是人造植物。

从破损的旧盆可以看出,顶部只有很薄的一层沙子,而底部本该出现植物根系的地方,却露出了一块很大的聚苯乙烯泡沫塑料。此前她一直都定期给其浇水,并确保其获得所有合适的生长条件,到头来却发现自己的所有努力都徒劳无功。不用说,Caelie肯定觉得自己前两年的人生是个谎言。

“I’ve had this beautiful succulent for about 2 years now. I was so proud of this plant. It was full, beautiful coloring, just an over all perfect plant,” Caelie wrote. “I had it up in my kitchen window. I had a watering plan for it, [and] if someone else tried to water my succulent I would get so defensive because I just wanted to keep good care of it. I absolutely loved my succulent. Today I decided it was time to transplant. I found the cutest vase that suited it perfectly. I go to pull it from the original plastic container it was purchased with to learn this plant was FAKE.”

Caelie对此写道:“自从我拥有这颗美丽的多肉植物至今,已经过了大约两年了。我为这颗植物感到无比骄傲。它肉质饱满,颜色美丽,简直是一颗完美植物”。

“我把它放在厨房的窗户上,为其制订了一个浇水计划,并且[如果]有人试图给我的多肉浇水时,我会变得非常怀有戒心,因为我只是想好好照顾它。我绝对很爱我的多肉植物”。

“今天我决定是时候进行移植了,并找到了一个最可爱的绝配花瓶。当我从购买它时的原始塑料容器中将其取出时,才得知这颗植物居然是假的”。

“I put so much love into this plant! I washed it’s leaves. Tried my hardest to keep it looking it’s best, and it’s completely plastic! How did I not know this,” the young woman wrote. “I pull it from the container it’s sitting on Styrofoam with sand glued to the top! I feel like these last two years have been a lie.”

这位年轻女子补充道:“我对这颗植物倾注了太多爱!我为其清洗叶片,尽自己最大努力使它保持最佳外观,可它却完全是塑料的!我怎么不知道这回事呢!”

“我把它从容器中拉出后,发现它位于聚苯乙烯泡沫塑料上,一些沙子将其粘在了顶部!我觉得自己前两年生活在谎言之中”。

Callie’s post went viral this week, attracting hundreds of humorous comments, as well as coverage by dozens of major news outlets like the New York Post or Fox News. While most either laughed at the poster’s cluelessness, some shared similar stories.

Callie的帖子在本周受到了疯传,并吸引了数百条幽默的评论,还被《纽约邮报》以及《福克斯新闻》等数十家主流新闻媒体所报道。虽然大多数人都在嘲笑发帖人的粗心大意,但也有些人分享了类似的故事。

“I’ve done this!!” someone commented. “My mom bought me a succulent right after I got my wisdom teeth out, so I was still super drugged up when she gave it to me, and that happened to be the only time I looked closely at it for about a year… I finally became concerned that it wasn’t growing and so I put my finger in the soil to see if it was too dry or too wet and…freaking cement.”

有一位网友评论道:“我也做过这事儿!老妈当年给我购买多肉植物时,就在我拔掉智齿不久之后,所以当她将其给我时,我仍然昏昏沉沉,那也是我在大约一年里唯一一次对其仔细观察…”

“我最终开始担心它根本就没有在生长,于是便将手指插入土壤之中,想看看是否太干或太湿,然后…该死的水泥!”

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