Story about late-wife's request that husband waters the plants is too much
"Did you remember to water the plants?"
The question that has caused people to flee rooms, texts to go unanswered, and families to tear apart for centuries, probably.
Remembering to water the plants is, at the best of times, tricky.
There's just so many other things you could be doing with your time like watching telly or going out on the town or buying new plants after the ones you forgot to water died.
One person who did remember to water the plants, though, is Antonia Nicol's dad.
Before Antonia's mum passed away, she asked her dad to always remember to water the plants in the bathroom.
Naturally, in accordance with his late-wife's wish, Antonia's dad did just that.
However, four years later, both Antonia and her dad realised that the plants were, in fact, fake.
The London woman took to Twitter to tell the tale that she knew would have left her mum "chuckling."
Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He's been religiously watering them & keeping them alive. They look so amazing he decided to take them to his new home, only to discover they are plastic! Can hear my mum chuckling pic.twitter.com/N87giD5zKT
— Antonia (@Flaminhaystack) January 16, 2018
It wasn't long before Antonia's tweet did the rounds on social media, delighting everybody who was lucky enough to have a read of it.
She went on to say that she was glad her mum left her dad the task.
"Honestly, we were all so proud of my dad being so dedicated to caring for her plants. Gave him something to do."
There's something deeply human about it too. I looked after my mum up to her passing and our humour was often jet black. Too easy to forget it. Thanks for sharing!
— andy. (@Lawnordermobile) January 16, 2018
Sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my lovely mum last year, she was 85. But she would've loved that joke; my mum like yours had a wicked sense of humour.
— Lawrie80sBoy????? (@The80sBoy) January 17, 2018
Fantastic. Your mum sounds hilarious
— Suzanne (@librasuzanne) January 16, 2018
We're not crying.