Given that everytime I go shopping I am invariably confronted by the following question ......"what are you going to do with all that fruit?". The checkout operator usually asks but often random people look into my trolley quizzically. Today the checkout operator kept asking my bemused four year old daughter what she was going to do with it all.
Anyway, that got me to thinking ..... if everyone asks the same thing, there must be more uses for fruit than I realised, my mind is boggling with the possibilities.
I eat my fruit (perhaps I have just led a sheltered life), what do you all do with yours?
obviously everyone here eats it, but many people cook (banana bread, banana pancakes), juice it, have parties and need lots, make lots of smoothies, feed animals, etc.
Just tell people "oh, I just buy it for show, it all rots at home"
The possibilities are endless:
- working out with
- playing catch
- skin care
- offering it to others
- show & tell during school (can be very informative for the listeners!)
- to scare framily, friends, and colleagues into thinking you just won't conform to the present system we live in
I have used it for all these, and I am sure there are more that I haven't thought of.
If anyone asks, depending on the day, I...
...feed my monkey
...stuff my pillow
...ward off the vampires
...feed the fruit flies
...paint my pyjamas
...offer sacrifice to the killer bunny
...fuel my infinite improbability drive.
My organic fruit delivery dude has been bringing my massive crates of fruit for a few months now and finally asked me this morning what do I do with it all, I just simply replied that I eat it and that I am fruitarian :-)
He looked quite taken with the idea :-) He even said that next time I do an event (I am a food coach and speaker) that he can send someone from the farm to do a short talk on organics :-) cool
Carlen, try focusing on being confident in what you're doing. It's so much more fun buying groceries that way! I look forward to getting groceries every week. I have so many great conversations, it's one of the highlights of my week!
Thanks for that, I must think of a set of answers that I can use depending on my mood. I could look all intrigued and ask "wow what other uses are there for fruit?" which would then make them realise what a silly question they have just asked, or perhaps I could say that I am part of a secret monkey smuggling gang, or that I have my husband bolted into some stocks...
Funny how I wouldn't get asked what I was going to do with a trolley full of dismembered animals!