Tuesday, April 25, 2006
It's a conspiracy, I tell ya!
My goodness, that last post was depressing. No wonder no one responded. :) That's what I get for staying up too late and not getting my required Zzzz's. No worries, this post will be much lighter hearted.

I think there's a conspiracy going on between the grocery stores and the nurseries in my city!

I went to the store this past weekend and bought a watermelon. There's nothing sweeter than sitting outside on a hot summer's day, eating a juicy watermelon and letting the sticky juice run down your chin and arms! I thought Snuggle Bug might enjoy the treat.

After getting the watermelon home, I cut into it's crisp, thick rind. I had visions of not only eating this succulent melon, but also taking a handful of black seeds and throwing them out in an area of my back yard to grow my own watermelons (I'm so into gardening right now)!

Imagine my shock and dismay when I cracked open the watermelon, only to discover that it was SEEDLESS!! I felt robbed, gypped, duped! I saw no signs at the grocery store touting the seedlessness of this watermelon, or I might have passed on it altogether and looked elsewhere! Damn deceiving grocery store!

Oronzo came over to examine the watermelon, when he heard my outraged gasp. I looked at him accusingly and asked, "Did you see a sign somewhere informing unsuspecting consumers that these were seedless watermelons?!"

Oronzo laughed and replied, "I must confess, I did not."

"Damn it all to hell, I wanted to plant some seeds and grow my own watermelons," I wailed.

"Well, we'll just go to our favorite nursery and buy a watermelon plant for you," Oronzo offered helpfully.

He didn't get it, I didn't want a plant that had already been started for me. I wanted to nurture little seeds and watch them sprout into baby plants with green vines and flower blossoms that turned into melons. I wanted to share this miracle of nature and growth with Snuggle Bug. Why should I be forced by the grocery store to go buy a watermelon plant at the local nursery?!

Swallowing the lump of disappointment in my throat, I decided there was nothing to do but continue cutting up the defective watermelon so that we could at least eat it. I firmly resolved that the next time I purchased a watermelon, I was going to track down the store manager and get verbal assurances that it did, indeed, have seeds!

Snuggle Bug, didn't seem to mind that the watermelon was seedless. He had a grand time getting sloppy and sticky, as he fed bites to his turtle. One for Snuggle Bug, one for turtle...

7:42 AM

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Pieces said...

Too funny! I should say that I'm sorry to experience joy in the midst of your seedless pain but it is your own fault for writing it so well!

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my blog. I have never tried to grow anything from seeds that I have gathered. You may be responsible for a whole new beginning in my gardening life!

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Pieces- Thanks for stopping by!

You'd be amazed at what you can grow from a seed. I hope you give it a try!

Hope to see you here again soon. :)

At 3:14 PM, Blogger kpjara said...

I thank GOD for seedless watermelon and the people who obviously spent way too much time in a lab developing it...based on it's cost!

I can't believe you WANT seeds...you are too too funny!

Well, here's hoping you get many many watermelon vines growing in your garden/yard...don't trip on those vines!


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