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
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! :-)