:: The Lady of the House had good intentions.
However, when the Lady of the House came home from the grocery, she put the beets in a stainless steel bowl which she put in the frig. Then, she forgot about their existence.
Because the beets were well-mannered, they did not call attention to themselves in the frig. No, they just sat in the bowl and slowly allowed mold to cover them. Perhaps they were cold and considered the mold to be like a sweater. Perhaps they were content and enjoyed connecting with the mold.
:: We will never know for sure.
All we know is that the next time the Lady of the House looked at the beets she saw six moldy, dried out vegetables that were way past their prime. Upon seeing what had happened, the Lady of the House said a few words that will not be repeated on these pages.
But the Lady of the House had another idea for the beets. You see, the Lady of the House’s mother had a saying which she said to the Lady of the House when the Lady of the House was a girl.
:: And this saying was: waste not, want not.
Remembering what her mother had told her to do, the Lady of the House decided to toss the beets into the wooded ravine behind her house. The Lady of the House thought that some of the deer or raccoons that live back there might like to feast on said beets.
:: However, she was wrong about this assumption.
A few days later when the Lady of the House chanced to look outside upon her backyard realm, she noticed that all the beets were still there. And that one beet in particular, that had the misfortune of landing on top of a concrete wall instead of on the ground, was positioned in such a way as to create a perfect photo-op.
So, the Lady of the House, who also happened to be a blogger extraordinaire, grabbed her camera. Then she went outside and took one of the best artsy-farsty photos she has ever taken. Not wanting to let this photo go to waste, the Lady of the House figured she could put this photo on her blog, tell her readers how this beet came to be so alone, and call it a blog post.
:: And that is exactly what she did. The end.