Thursday, April 21, 2011

Don't Eat The Apples

Have you ever been to a grocery store and you wanted to immediately eat the food that is being displayed right in front of you? You're never told when you are a little kid to not eat the food in front of you. So the first thing that pops up in your head is that these things are free for the taking. After all, when you pass by a section of the store where they are giving out free samples, you think everything is free. They don't tell you that you are not supposed to eat them. They didn't tell me that and I almost caused chaos in a general store.

I remember being very young going to the grocery store with my grandmother. I love my grandmother. She is what I call the rock of the family. I kind of adapted that from her. I became the rock when it came to my friends and coworkers as I got older. It all came from her. One day, I decided to go out with her to the store. Whenever I get the chance to hang out with my grandmother, I look forward to it.

While looking around the fruit aisle, I happened to cross by a few fresh apples. They were watered and taken care of before we got there. None of them was rotten. It looked like a fresh catch. My grandmother was on her way to get some fresh meat to cook later on. So I was alone with those apples.

At that point, I was very hungry. I haven't eaten breakfast or lunch at that point. I normally slept all morning and wake up in the afternoon during the weekends when I had no school. There was no sign telling me that I was not allowed to eat them. Then I looked over to the left. A parent reached for some grapes and let her children eat them. So you know what I was thinking when I just saw them eat those grapes.

I grabbed two apples and chopped down on them. They were so delicious and I found out seconds later that they were so wrong. By the time I got to the third apple, the people around me shouted out "No."

I knew then that I was in trouble. I ran upstairs into the clothing section. Surprisingly, my grandmother was up there as well. We stayed in there for two hours. She didn't once ask me where was I. I was completely safe. We left that grocery without any complaints.

They all say "You can have your cake and eat it too."

Well I had my apple and ate it too.

1 comment:

James said...

That story brought back a lot of memories as I used to take a grape or two when no one was looking,hell I even tasted a few plum tomatoes.

I was also close with my grandmother,as I grew up on a farm in Southern New Jersey, where we raised vegetables for the Campbell Soup Company in Camden NJ......

Thanks for your delightful blog entry