Back in 2010, The Wife and I stayed in a hostel in Brooklyn. We rented a private room, which was furnished with 2 rickety bunk beds, a tiny refrigerator and a sickly little houseplant too pathetic to live.
ME: “Our hostel plant needs a name. What should it be?”
THE WIFE: “… Horst.”
(In Germany, apparently, ‘Horst’ is kind of insulting; like naming your child Igby or Gomez.)
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