Posting this because I told my co-worker to say this.
Co-worker, Peggy, works in my office in a mid-management type of position. While our office is based in the Midwest (US), Peggy's folks have a ranch/farm in one of the mountain states. Peggy just got back to the office from a long weekend at her folks. She related this conversation that she had with our HR head, Carol.
Apparently, the only non-work related conversations that Carol has with Peggy are about fruit- we will say peaches. Specifically the peaches from Peggy home state because they are so good. Carol somehow decided that Peggy's family has peach trees in their yard. (They don't) Carol also decided that any peaches that Peggy brings into the office must be from her home state. Early last week Peggy blew Carol's mind by having some peaches from a local grocery store.
Carol has decided to buy a peach tree from Peggy's home state and told Peggy that of course she could just bring it back with her the next time she goes to visit her folks.
I told Peggy she was more than welcome to use "That just won't be possible."
So many things wrong with this concept.
1- Peggy does NOT consider Carol a friend. And even if they were fairly close friends, this is a fairly weird request.
2- Tree will not fit in Peggy's truck.
3- Tree will not have the same growing conditions here. Fruit will be different.
4- Most fruit trees take a while before bearing any viable fruit.
5- Not sure about some fruit trees, but I know my folks tried to have apple trees and you had to have a "male" and a "female". (Though this may only be for the type of tree we had.)
6- Pretty sure Carol not interested in paying for Peggy's gas.