I have this one crazy old lady that I have done mowing and landscaping for forever. Everything that I plant seems to die in short order.
She claims that the neighborhood cats pee on them and kill them. But she feeds the neighborhood cats so they will kill the non-existent moles that are digging up her yard.
Reality is that poisons all of her plants with lethal doses of miracle-gro.
Saddest part is that she's my mom, and I have to keep working for her!