I don’t get no respect!

It was always one of my favorite cartoons: a doctor sits behind his desk and speaks to the patient sitting across from him. A very withered, sick looking plant sets on the edge of the desk. The doctor points to it and says “I’m just not good with living things.”

I thought of the cartoon when I entered the powder room this morning. There, on the edge of the sink, lay a flower. It had fallen from the wreath on the wall above the sink.

Not unusual, except that the flower is fashioned of raffia, set into a fabric wreath.

Rodney Dangerfield would have understood my feelings…..I don’t get no respect-even my fake flowers die