do you have any iconic greenhouse customer service stories
Mid April in North Dakota. A customer comes up sternly demanding to see our tomato plants. I tell him truthfully that the only tomato plants we have are the one or two baby ones on the cart. He demands to know why. I answer plainly, “because it’s still too early,” to which he answered “no its not!”
Three days before this interaction there was a blizzard bad enough that I was a half hour late for work due to bad roads. When I reminded him of this he insisted we could grow them inside.
Which, yes dear customer, WE can, because we have a large heated greenhouse where even dainty tropicals are immune from killing frost. YOU dear customer, probably dont have one of those, and if I sold you a tomato plant you would probably put it outside, where it would freeze to death as soon as the sun went down, and then you would try and return a dead plant to us when it “unexpectedly” died, because APRIL IS STILL TOO EARLY FOR TOMATO PLANTS IN A ZONE FOUR YOU FUCKING NUMBNUTS, SHOW ME THE FUCKIN SIBERIAN TOMATO PLANT THAT CLINGS TO LIFE IN A FOSSILIZED WOOLY MAMMOTHS PERMAFROZEN ASSHOLE AND THEN YOU CAN BITCH TO ME ABOUT WHEN ITS TOO EARLY