Monday, September 29, 2008

Taste This: It's Nasty!

Earlier today, L and her little buddy from down the street both came running into the house wearing YUCK faces and making a bee-line for the sink. They leaned over the sink and squirted the spray nozzle into their mouths and did a lot of spitting.

I asked them what they had gotten into their mouths and they said they had tried a persimmon off the tree in our yard and it wasn't ripe.

Let's look a little more closely at this story: "a persimmon" and "it" wasn't ripe. Sounds like a single piece of fruit to me. Did they break it in half and try it simultaneously? Or was it more like, "Eeeewww!! Taste this! It's NASTY!!"
"Ooooo, really? OK."


  1. That is a running joke at our house. Anytime someone says, "Taste this." the other person automatically says, "It's nasty, isn't it?" Ha!

  2. And I've always heard that a persimmon seed is shaped like either a spoon, fork or knife. I don't think I've ever eaten a persimmon to find out.

  3. I have eaten a persimmon, but I guess they have mind-numbing properties because I don't remember the seed at all.