Suburban Home Green Grass

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener


About a month ago I was watching one of those home improvement shows that help families get their homes ready to sell.  In this particular episode they focused on the homeowner’s front yard.  There were a number of issues, including the dry, brown grass.  Much to my surprise the solution was to spray paint it green.  Yes you read that correctly.   

I hadn’t given that episode much thought until a few days ago, when I was having coffee with a colleague.  This individual had made what I would call a “grass is always greener on the other side” life decision a few years back.    It turns out that phrase should come with a warning – Beware the grass isn’t always greener, on the other side – sometimes it is just spray paint.