Last month, I did something really bad. It’s so bad that it brought shame and disgrace to my family. I know I shouldn’t have done it. It caused my wife and children great sorrow and pain. I know my family became a laughing stock of the neighborhood because of me. I don’t blame them if they treated me like some kind of criminal. I deserved it. I wish I could take it back, but I can’t. Damage has already been done.
It was supposed be a one-time affair that no one needed to know about. When this affair was all over, things should have gone back to normal, like nothing ever happened. We would still be an honorable member of our neighborhood. At first my plan seemed to be working. No one seemed to notice anything except for a strange smell around the front yard where I committed the sin. But by the 3rd day, I was no longer able to hide it. It became very obvious to my family, that something horrible was happening.
To tell you the truth I actually discussed my intention openly with my wife a few days prior to my horrendous act of treason. It made her furious of course. She could not believe that I was even considering breaking the vow and jeopardizing our relationship with mother nature. She didn’t think I was going to do it, but I did it anyway. As you can imagine, things got really ugly. I mean embarrassingly UGLY….
My front yard used to be green and beautiful, but it is completely brown and dry now all because of my stupid decision to use a weed killer to get rid of the weeds. The weedkiller I am referring to is Round Up. It was formulated to kill only the weeds, not the lawn. But that’s not what happened. It killed the weeds almost immediately and slowly killed the lawn too, over the course of one week. (By the way it reminds me of chemo therapy that supposed to kill cancer cells but not the healthy ones…..hmm.) And guess what, despite their claim that it will prevent weeds from coming back for 4 months, clovers are coming back with a vengeance while the lawn is still dead (Well, I guess once it’s dead, dead forever).
But I must say that ‘Round Up’ seems to work really well on dandelions. They withered and died easily. There is no sign of coming back anytime soon. So if someone ever held you at gun point and forced you to use the Round up against your will, I suggest you spray it only on the ones that are growing in the cracks in your drive way so that you don’t kill other plants. Plus, the negative impact on the environment is minimal since you can spray small amount directly on dandelions to be effective. Don’t get me wrong, I am not endorsing Round Up or any kind of weedkiller. Use it only if someone threatens to kill you if you don’t use a weed killer. I think it is really dangerous to humans especially to kids who love playing on the lawn. Chemicals from a weedkiller may cause them to have serious health problems. This is exactly why my wife was strongly against using it. After all it is a weed KILLER. It kills lives of other plant as well. Don’t you think it’s dangerous for humans too? Some people may argue that vinegar kills weeds too. But as you know that you can consume vinegar without getting yourself sick, unless you drink a gallon of it. Now I dare you to drink a teaspoon of Round Up. Would you drink it? Of course not.
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P.S. Check out this article – Roundup found in Human Urine!