Most of us have had the experience of buying something online and it not being exactly what we expected when we receive it. Riley Leight shared a story on Twitter about such an incident after buying a fern described as “large” only to later find out that “large” was an understatement.
“i bought a fern that was simply described as ‘large’ and i did not know what the f*ck i was getting myself into,” Leight wrote on Twitter.
i bought a fern that was simply described as “large” and i did not know what the fuck i was getting myself into pic.twitter.com/91TdduRzCF— riley (@RileyRLeight) January 12, 2020
The tweet also included a photo of the gigantic fern, which completely fills the trunk of a car and could be better described as a mini tree. Leight continued describing the shock of buying the monstrously big, $40 fern.
“no matter where we put it it looks menacingly gigantic,” Leight wrote.
no matter where we put it it looks menacingly gigantic pic.twitter.com/jdwQLytGiZ— riley (@RileyRLeight) January 12, 2020
People loved the hilarious story and were quick to ask the important questions–like what’s the fern’s name, and would Leight put googly eyes on it?
ok FAQ: it was grown indoors. they sold it to me because they needed the space. yes i know you can split them. most of the advice people are giving is wrong so please stop giving it. no i will not name it, put googly eyes on it, or continue moving it around my house— riley (@RileyRLeight) January 13, 2020
Twitter users took matters into their own hands after Leight announced that the fern would not have googly eyes.
Leight’s Twitter thread also prompted a weird subset of tweets, in which people shared similar stories about big plants.
“Wait, I did the same thing with some local freebox hostas! They were…bigger than expected,” Twitter user @kittylongmuto wrote.
Wait, I did the same thing with some local freebox hostas! They were…bigger than expected. pic.twitter.com/Bw97V7YWmv— Kitty Long Muto (@kittylongmuto) January 13, 2020
We also have a giant fern! This is Gus-Gus the asparagus fern. They have to come inside in the winter, and weren’t getting enough light so we had to build them a cage for grow lights. (We’ve added two more since this picture) pic.twitter.com/3Effd2ecB4— pentatonicpenguin (@hornguin) January 12, 2020
I got this giant begonia from a buy nothing group and it’s only gotten bigger pic.twitter.com/7d2ycI256h— holgate. (@bmmrcty) January 13, 2020
Whether or not they have names and googly eyes, we’re happy all these big plants have good homes.