Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Conversations I Didn't Have With Shop Assistants vol n+1

Scene: At the desk at an electronics shop, waiting for the Chip and PIN machine to confirm my credit-worthiness.

Electronics Shop Assistant One: Well, I ain't being discriminatory or anything, but you won't know what it is...
Electronics Shop Assistant Two: I might.
ESA1: Alright then. It's like a cross between a lychee...
ESA2: Right...
ESA1: ...and an apple.
ESA2: An apple?
ESA1: An apple.
ESA2: Oh.
ESA1: See what I mean? Knew you wouldn't've heard of it.
ESA2: What does it taste like?
ESA1: Oh man...
ESA2: Hmm?
ESA1: It tastes like a cross between...
ESA2: Yes?
ESA1: ...a cross between an apple and a lychee.
ESA2: Oh.

There's probably a word out there for the feeling that you get when you wish you had asked someone what the name of the fruit they were describing was but didn't. However, I don't care what that word was. I just want to know what the name of the fruit was. What was it? WHAT?

6 comments:

  1. COuld it be a mangosteen? Described here: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-mangosteen.htm as the best tasting fruit in the world.

    Then again possibly a durian, which has it's own website dedicated to the 'king of fruits' here: http://www.durianpalace.com/
    Although they describe it as banana pudding with scotch and flowers and strawberries and garlic.....no apples or lychees.

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  2. let me just add here a woo! because I've jsut discovered my work network no longer blocks posting to your site. Woop woop!

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  3. If it was a durian, I think they might have mentioned the smell...

    How about a kiwi fruit - they personally I don't get the resemblance. Or a star fruit, or a prickly pear...???

    Go back and ask!

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  4. My life's work is now going to be dedicated to finding out what the hell this damn fruit was.

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  5. Er, frankly, I'm never going to find out. Unless someone fancies popping into the New Oxford Street branch of Morgan Computers and asking them. Cheers. I can't, for reasons you wouldn't understand. Unless you understand the concept of 'laziness'.

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