Thursday, July 2, 2015

Busy slapping the watermelon............

For anyone who lives in Canada and America you will have no doubt seen or heard of those strange photos of weird and wonderful people who shop in WalMart (here is the link), well I have a feeling if they bring out video's of people doing strange things in WalMart, yours truly will have a star role.

I don't know about you but this years crop of watermelon's have been very hitty missy.  I have yet to have one that is good.  I have had to take one back as it was very mealy and soft inside.  So last Thursday we had our condo phase BBQ.  I had to take a dessert so slices of watermelon sounded like a good plan, plus it required minimum preparation from me.

Off I go to WalMart and decided to ask the produce guy for tips on how to buy the perfect watermelon.  His advice was slap it?  I was a little puzzled by this as I normally knock on it with my knuckles.  So I asked him to help me.  There we are standing over the bin of watermelon's slapping them on their butts.

After a few seconds I turned to the guy and said:

"you do know that if the security guys are watching us on their camera, they are going to be wondering what we are doing; and you do know that we could end up on Facebook or Youtube!"

I could be famous one day.....but not for the right reason though!!




P.S. The BBQ was actually pretty good.

23 comments:

Anne in the kitchen said...

I am a watermelon slapper also, but not famous for it.

Glad the BBQ was good. Tomorrow I have some serious smoking to get done so we can be ready for our 4th celebration. (A turkey and gigantic Boston butt)

Craig said...

Wouldn't the effect depend upon how fleshy or mushy one's butt is? :) I've never heard of this method before. I usually caress them but that too can come over as being a bit pervy in the supermarket!

T'Pol said...

Ahahaha! I slap them too but, still buy terrible watermelons. This year it has been awfully rainy and humid. Some people say watermelons are best under draught conditions. Too much water is not good for them. So, I gave up hope on buying a good watermelon this year on this side of the ocean.


Jacquelineand.... said...

I was so hoping the blog title wasn't a euphemism, lol.

boopnut said...

Oh that is too funny! If you ever make You tube, please let me know!
Deb

Jackie said...

Hmmm, never thought about slapping one. I am the tapper while holding the watermelon as close to my ear as possible. In some cases its holding my ear as close to the watermelon as is possible.....

God bless.

Rose said...

I had heard of thumping a watermelon, but not slapping. You forgot to say if it helped you get good watermelons....

Lynda D said...

What do you mean "could be famous"? You are, you are Gill, That British Woman!!!

carolann said...

We have had rotten Bananas. I am to eat a banana day by doctor so every time I get a banana it is rotten. I have bought in many a different stores. Have you had problems with those. Never heard of slapping watermelons. Really

Maybe I should ring the managers neck and wake him up for bring in horrible produce
this year.

mamasmercantile said...

Oh my now that would be funny the star of a youtube video slapping watermelon. Glad the BBQ went well.

Cheapchick said...

I have never tried slapping it - odd, very odd. I have been lucky and bought two very sweet ones this year so far. You are right though, it is very hit and miss.

slugmama said...

If you ever get a bad watermelon just invert of bottle of vodka into it until it gets absorbed.
The watermelon might STILL be bad but after a few slices you won't care! lolz

William Kendall said...

Admittedly, I don't like watermelon, so this wouldn't be an issue!

Jane said...

If I slapped watermelons I still wouldn't know a good one from a bad one. You're right - they are so hit and miss!

Out My window said...

As long as you were not slapping the clerks you are okay. I have wanted to slap a clerk at Wal-Mart before.....

Betsy said...

Slapping the watermelon! I had never heard of tht, I always knock on them too. If rain makes them mushy, ours should be wonderful this year. It's hot and dry here.
Blessings,
Betsy

barbara woods said...

I thump mine , they sound different when ripe

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I have never heard this before. I think I may get arrested if I slap a watermelon where I live xxx

susan said...

Thanks for the laugh'! I now buy water melon by the half - this way I get a good look and can usually judge whether it's going to be okay. Here in NY, it's been a great season for melon.

Cat Lover said...

I have yet to have a decent watermelon this year too.
I am still laughing picturing you slapping a watermelon!

Jane and Chris said...

I don't like watermelons, remind me NEVER to go grocery shopping with you.
Jane x

Country Gal said...

Oh my lord how funny , I do the same thing slap the watermelon or knock on it with my knuckles lol , goodness me how silly is all that I wonder how many people they have seen do this and get a good kick out of it all lol I know I would lol ! Thanks for sharing and giving me a giggle , have a good day ! Have you slapped your melon today HAHA !!

angela said...

I would love to see that video lol