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"What, are you gardeners? I hate gardening! What sort of a person has a power complex about flowers? It’s dictatorship for inadequates. Or to put it another way, it’s dictatorship."    - Doctor Who, series 9, episode "Heaven Sent"

Even though I had a garden, I don't consider myself a gardener. My roommate Tascha can likely attest to this. 
"I should water the plants," I would tell her. "It hasn't rained again. I keep waiting for it to rain so I won't have to." "It's been four days since it rained," Tascha pointed out. "They're going to die." "I know," I'd sigh. "For my plants, I just kind of believe in a survival of the fittest model. Whichever ones make it are the ones I'll keep attending to."  "That's terrible!" she cry in semi-mock shock. "That's also not how it works." "But it could be ..." I'd muse. 
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