The other day I was talking to my neighbor, telling him about this interesting holiday, conceived by Pennsylvanian Tom Roy. At first he got a puzzled look on his face, and then he had one of those ‘A-HA!’ moments. He proceeded to share with me a story in which some zucchini mysteriously appeared on his doorstep about this time last year. He had checked the video footage from his home security system, but he never could explain what he saw. Now it all made sense, he said. He offered to dig up the old tape for me, which I present some stills for you here:
And here’s what happened next:
Unfortunately, the perpetrator has not been identified, and to date no arrests made. What would be the charge? Littering the neighborhood with overzealous produce? Anyway, is there a statute of limitations on such a crime?
But let this be a warning to you all – over the next day keep on the lookout for sneaky gardeners looking to offload some of their extra summer squash. Or, if you’re of a mind, put on your own disguise and deliver your own ‘gifts’. Just be wary of home security cameras!
August 8 is National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch day!