Herschel, a tomato of some sort, was found dead in the basement of Jeff’s new house on top of an old broken dryer. Though Jeff knows little about the life of Herschel he assumes he would have enjoyed the basement at first because it had plenty of spiders and other unwelcomed wildlife to keep him company through the damp, cold days. Despite the horrible dampness in the basement, Herschel eventually dried to the point of no return.
Jeff, a construction worker, is sad that he didn’t get to know Herschel before his death because he really likes tomatoes. A lot.
Herschel will be buried in Jeff’s compost pile and used to fertilize his future tomato plants.