Saturday, June 14, 2014

Strawberry Aftermath

See that little red thing, just to the left of the girl's foot? 
Dead strawberry slice.
All day Thursday, it somehow evaded being scooped 
into a bowl and eaten by an avid lover 
of strawberry shortcake,
only to end up soapily smeared on the
downtown sidewalk.
Oh, the ignominy of it all.
(I just wanted to use ignominy in a sentence.)

About a half dozen teenagers were engaged
in cleaning the 30-pound pails before
they were returned to the supplier. 

The Festival organizers estimate they sell about 
six tons of strawberries, which would make
about 400 pails of the fruit - not to mention the giant 
containers of whipped cream and the ginormous 
amounts of ice cream consumed.
(Damn, my day is complete! I just used
the words ignominy and ginormous
in one post! Spelled right, too! :-)


William Kendall said...

That's a whole lot of food!

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm with William. Hard work too. The festival looks brilliant.

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