I was into Home Supply Hardware picking up some new shop light flo-tubes today and there ahead of me at the register was a woman buying some plastic tubing and other supplies for tapping her maple trees.
Astonished and in a great rush to show my ignorance, I boldly stated.." The sap isn't running yet!" Instantly I caught myself thinking, why else would she be buying these things dummy, and followed up with a pathetic..
And in front of the proprietor and several knowledgeable customers about such matters, I was appropriately admonished.
Can the chives and pussy willows be far behind?