Merbie: I’m still really uncomfortable, but they are making me talk to this purple thing. I can’t even remember what it’s called. I knew last year! I just forget. Ugh! Anyway, hello to you, forgotten purple thing!
FPT: Hi Merbie. I’m sorry you’re suffering.
Merbie: Yes, well.
FPT: So what can I answer for you today? You always have your special question, right?
Merbie: I certainly should! But I can’t even move my neck in here! So here’s a question: I remember that last year you were very tall. Your stems were very long, you looked great in a vase. Why are you so short this year? You are like 3 inches high!
FPT: Merbie, there are so many theories floating around about that, and some of them are just so reactionary, conspiracy-this, science-says-that, you know. We prefer to think it’s the will of our creator.
Merbie: Okay, I’ll just go ask someone else.