One day, many years ago, I was instructed to attend a one day seminar on Violets in the Workplace. I thought it a bizarre topic but, always ready to widen my knowledge base, I dutifully trudged along to the meeting.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the subject of the seminar was not a discussion of the place of floral arrangements in a working environment but the threats of coercion, bullying and physical abuse and how they should be dealt with.
'Violence in the workplace' is what the man had said, not 'violets'.
Perhaps he had skipped the classes on enunciation.
As I was mowing the lawn today I decided to leave my
wild violets in their workplace.