So, now, I have my annual plant problem. What to do with the plants I have been growing all summer? The ones that don't care for the salty ocean breezes.
co-owner of Chico's Restaurant on the Chacala beach, and a plant lover.
and this is the guest palapa with hammocks, overlooking the ocean.
So, for now, I am just ignoring her. And the one time we ran into each other, she looked away and I didn't say anything. I told her neighbor, (who kind of looks after the plant thief) that if she apologized and promised not to touch my plants again, I would like to start over being friends with her. Laura said she currently isn't speaking with to the plant thief because of some other bad thing she did, so that's kind of a dead-end, I guess.
It makes me so sad. Lots of people warned me not to let this woman around my plants or inside the house, because she takes things, besides plants. But I watch her closely when she visits, and the two times I caught her trying to take something, I put my hand out and said something like "Isn't that neat, it was a present from......" and she puts whatever she was going to pocket back on the table or wherever.
Laura and Lupe, and the five other women I have discussed the issue with, say this woman never admits she takes stuff. I have given her many, many things and plants, and always gave her money when she asked for it. For medication and art supplies mainly. And shoes and small religious gifts. And food. Lots of food. I am so stupid and disappointed. Oh well.