Over the next several days, some of us will be driving off to see relatives and friends for a big Thanksgiving feast.
You might be a gardening geek when it comes to driving if…
You keep a couple of big plastic bags and a small shovel in your trunk just in case you end up someplace where someone offers you some passalong plants.
Your traveling companion has to constantly tell you to “stay on the road” because your car seems to veer slightly off the road every time you pass a pretty tree or shrub or garden.
You plan your driving route so that you end up going by a nursery or garden center that is just a bit out of the way. When you get close to it, you act surprised and suggest to everyone in the car that you might as well stop there for just a minute to see what they have.
Your passengers automatically pack food, water, games, books and other diversions to kill time because they long ago figured out that “just a minute” in a gardening center is the equivalent of at least an hour to a regular person.
You plan your driving route to go by a special garden you like to see and then slow down to a crawl as you actually drive by it, causing at least three or more cars to back up behind you.
You have a bumper sticker on your car that says “Honk If You Are A Gardener” and think how nice it is that there are so many gardeners behind you as you slow down to see that special garden.
You can’t believe there isn’t a station on satellite radio that plays all gardening shows all the time so you download dozens of podcasts of gardening shows to listen to on the drive to Thanksgiving dinner, much to the “delight” of your non-gardening passengers.
And finally, you might be a gardening geek when it comes to driving if…
You have a special direction on your compass marked G for gardening, so that even when you are lost, you end up somehow at a garden.