The curse of the poppy

BerlinAt the edge of my garden there is about two by three meters of poppies – an easy-care ornamental plant with bright red petals that unfolds its picturesque splendor in May and June. My poppy cannot be confused with the opium poppy, which is mostly grown in the Orient and is used for the production of hallucinogenic drugs. Nevertheless, it is a very popular occasion for joking comments and comments for a large number of people who walk along or cycle past. All of these utterances are planned as bon mot, but ignore the fact that bon mots have to be witty and funny.

But maybe I’m too strict. How should the cyclists and pedestrians know that their humorous remark “Then drug production can start!” Was not the first of its kind? How can you guess that your joke exclamation was about the tenth or fifteenth variant and that I am no longer able to respond with a cheerful laugh?

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