Saturday, January 8, 2011

crying in my cantaloupe


pictured above: a half a bowl of cantaloupe.
this is fine if you ordered half a bowl of cantaloupe. 
did you? i didn't. i wouldn't. 
because i hate cantaloupe.
i ordered a $3.99 fruit cup.
a $3.99 fruit cup. 
naturally, i expected three dollars and ninety-nine cents plus taxes worth of fruit, in a cup.
they didn't even get the cup part right.

to be fair, i took this picture after i ate the 6 pieces of watermelon. 

in other news, barclay had a close encounter of the bloodiest kind with a table saw this week. 

20 comments:

wichser studio said...

ugh. what a disappointment with your fruit cup! and im sorry for whatever happened to your husband. but i could use a picture like that right now. my stomach can handle these things so im ready when you are :)

Kayla said...

My stomach's a little concerned with the price of that fruit cup, but otherwise doing okay.

Kayla said...

P.S. I hope Barclay's okay too.

Mrs. Wilson said...

My stomach is not good. Tell the story, but put a warning if you post a photo! *barf*

e.day said...

oh my lanta, that sounds terrifying. is he okay? yikes. i don't know if my stomach could handle that, but i sort of have morbid curiosity now...

and i hate cantaloupe, too. sick.

Chantelle said...

I'm a mom of 5. I can take it. Post the pic! :) (sorry about the skimpy fruit)

Shelley said...

Poor Barclay. I could tell you the story of my husband taking on his electric circular saw to make him feel better? It's very gruesome but has a happy ending.....

bummer about the fruit cup - misleading advertising I say.

Alpha Monkey said...

Sister, I feel your pain. I recently paid $7.00 for a bowl of what was supposed to be Greek Yogurt and granola.

What I got was a custard cup of runny, regular yogurt with a sparse sprinkling of individual oats.

When the waitress asked how everything was I stared at her with my mouth wide open! And yet, I could say nothing. Please tell me you spoke out. I didn't. And I will regret it my entire life. On my death bed I expect something like this will come out:

"I'm sorry for that time when I was six and I gave my mom the double middle fingers. And for that time in second grade when I threatened Nicole to take the blame for something I did. I regret cheating at board games so often no one would play games with me anymore. I really should have gone to grad school. Oh, and I really regret not having the guts to speak out about the Yogurt Atrocity of late 2010. All of these things...but mostly the yogurt."

(Also, don't make me add "I always wished I could have seen Barclay's bloody mishap...sigh," to the list. Post the pic!)

Crystal said...

Oh dear!!! I hope Barclay is aright! Please do tell us the story (and post a pic too)! I should've been there for your disappointing fruit cup because I LOVE cantaloupe :) we could've shared.

amylou said...

oh no! I really hope he is ok!!!

JTay said...

Seriously, that makes me mad. Ha ha! I intentionally never put cantaloupe or honeydew melon in my fruit salads because so many people use it as filler. I only pick the bestest fruits that other people skimp on (like mangos and raspberries!)
Because, seriously, people. A bowl full of cantaloupe is just sad. You might as well chop up raw potato and stick it in there.

Kelsey said...

that looks pathetic! aw :(

Jessie Jaques said...

I too despise Cantaloupe!
Sad day!!!

And as for the bloody incident - do tell! I'm sure we can handle it!

Hello Again Vintage said...

They totally jipped you with the fruit cup. :(

And hope Barclay feels better soon.

Ashlee said...

I knew we were meant to be friends. I HATE CANTALOUPE!

suzy said...

everyone: thank you for the fruit cup sympathy. i feel much, much better today, and so does barclay. he is actually already back at work. what a guy. [i don't really think he should be back until he can use his hand again, but whatevs.]
i've decided not to post a picture, partly because it's gross and jen wilson might throw up, and party because i realize: this is my blog, not his, and that's his thing and if he wants to share it he can but i won't.
you can picture it though, if you want to.

Amyschmamey said...

I hope you cried FOUL when they brought that out to you! Cantelope is MELON. Watermelon is MELON. If they are going to serve you Melon why not call it a MELON CUP!? OR Bowl respectively??? False advertising? I think so. Boooooooo. Fail

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suzy said...

amy: amen sista.

Holly Knitlightly said...

Baaaaaaaaaah, bummer!! They didn't even cut all of the outside off, either! That's the worst when you go to eat it and it's all hard &/or green. Bleh.