My garden is not your garden
The young guy at the garden centre was briefly amused when I asked him what "centre" means.
"Well, that is an unusual question," he said.
"And what is the usual question?" I asked.
"At college we had to write an essay on what a garden is but, and, well I guess a garden centre is in the middle of that." he said, which made no sense to me without knowing what he thought a garden was, so I asked him.
Fortunately for him there was a more pressing question from another customer regarding matching colours of petunias and then he pretended not to see me.
So once I got over the fact that his "garden" was probably nothing like my "garden" this is what I asked myself "Could I come up with a definition of "garden" that would satisfy my colleagues at NASA or my best friends mates at the FBI?" I realised my problem and then I thought of you. Less than 400 words is it?