‘You call this a garden? It’s a small vegetable farm.’
Melanie shrugs as she lugs the hose around to water the beds farther down.
‘I believe they’re part of the problem.’
The inspector stabs his clipboard.
‘Did I miss the memo when they made growing food illegal?’
‘I don’t care what you grow. I care about excessive water usage.’
‘It won’t rain. We’ve emptied the last of our water tanks days ago – and we always keep more than we’re required to by law. ’
‘But not enough. You cannot use the hose.’
‘People will starve.’
‘The law’s the law.’