Don’t judge Trevor Noah for his dead plant
When did YouTube users become interior design experts?
Writer’s note: This post was first published on Medium’s “Tickled” on March 26, 2020 and will now be permanently housed on Substack’s new “Tickled” column.
The coronavirus outbreak has lead to 68,440 infections in the United States. It is an extremely sensitive situation, and I understand the frustration and confusion. Although I make jokes about the toilet paper hoarding and men buying face masks for $20, you do whatever makes you feel safer (within reason). Laugh at my gripes or tell me why I’m wrong. I am just a grumpy writer judging you from my home office and small stash of plastic “perm” gloves.
You all are ruining a good thing with these late-night talk show hosts doing their jobs from home, and I just won’t stand for it. You will not shame “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah for that dead plant in the background of his library.
You made that man go find a fake plant to take the place of his perfectly lovely, struggling plant on a shelf during his at-home monologue. And by default, I had to come to grips with the truth. I, too, have two dead plants. I’ve been watering them for four months in hopes that my Parlor Palm and Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp) will spring back to life, unlike that damn Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) that died over the summer. The plant food stays in place. The dirt is just lapping up the water. I’ve re-potted them. I’ve moved them all over my sunny (but cooler) living room.