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Fruit Basket Ripoff? September 26, 2008

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Science.
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Being an excellent son, Flyin’ Brian occasionally sends Mrs. Geezer a Fruit Basket.

The sentiment is well appreciated but I think he got ripped off. Does this look like $60 worth of stuff to you?

He orders it through a Tele-Florist so that adds an extra $15 to the total.

Who eats apples anyway?

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1. skinbad - September 27, 2008

Who eats apples anyway?

Peaches?

2. Retired Geezer - September 27, 2008

lol… Skinbad remembered one of our horses names is Peaches

3. Wickedpinto - September 27, 2008

those pears look nummy.

But I know you are gonna get all hippy, and cut up all the fruits, and mix them with all that cereal, and like you are all new agey and stuff.

Do you want me to punch you?

Cuz I’ll hit an old man, ESPECIALLY since you are a dirty dirty irishman, unless the good lady geezer is present, cuz she can kick my ass like it’s nothing.

NO FAIR!!!!

4. Wickedpinto - September 27, 2008

no fair.

5. Wickedpinto - September 27, 2008

no fair.

*cries*

No fair.

6. Wickedpinto - September 27, 2008

Question,

When I smile, I have a habbit of licking my teeth, yellow as they are, but I tend to hold me tongue over my left “eye” tooth, also called upper canine.

Is that an evoloutionary left over from when we ate raw meat regularly?

cuz really, when I’m truly pissed, or whatever, I tend to lick my left canine.

Thats how I know I’m ready for a fight.

7. BrewFan - September 27, 2008

True story. When I was 10 years old you could buy 6 of those candy bars for a quarter.

8. Retired Geezer - September 27, 2008

Well, this post kept our streak alive.

So we got that going for us.

9. kevlarchick - September 27, 2008

When I was ten years old you could buy one of those candy bars for a quarter.

WP, your snarly smile is adorable and not threatening in the least.

10. lauraw - September 27, 2008

Three Words.

Harry And David.

OK, another three.

Geerlings and Wade

11. MCPO Airdale - September 27, 2008

Harry and David were my uncles.

12. Cathy - September 27, 2008

…cuz really, when I’m truly pissed, or whatever, I tend to lick my left canine. Thats how I know I’m ready for a fight.

*makes note to self*

I remember nickel candy bars and penny candy. I also remember my mom outraged when the price of apples would be a nickel a piece.

Times have changed, but can’t help doing the math, Geezer.

13. Barry in CO - September 27, 2008

That looks like $20 of stuff, max.

14. Mrs. Peel - September 27, 2008

When I was ten years old, I think you could buy about a half or a third of a candy bar for a quarter.

I eat apples regularly, but I like Gala apples best.

15. Dave in Texas - September 27, 2008

FWIW, Hershey and Mars both have had aggregate price increases of 25% this year.

I don’t think that adds up to 60 bucks, but the days of the dollah candy bar are gone.

16. skinbad - September 27, 2008

Galas are good, but one of the orchards nearby grows Fujis. Unbelievably good. So much better than those shipped from out-of-state to the supermarket.

17. Mrs. Peel - September 27, 2008

Good news: I have a snake living in a huge hole under my deck! I love snakes.

Bad news: It might be a coppermouth or cottonhead.

After looking at a bunch of pictures, I think it is a juvenile Western Coachwhip. Which isn’t dangerous. But my parents are going to plug up the opening to its hole anyway. 😦 They’re so mean. How would they like it if a 40-foot-long snake plugged up their door?

18. Pupster - September 27, 2008

Most dogs won’t tolerate a snake on their turf, Peely. Poisonous or not, it probably would not end well.

19. Mrs. Peel - September 27, 2008

Yeah, I know. The dog is the only reason I’m not stopping them. Even if it were venomous, it wouldn’t bother me, and I’m the only one who lives here, but Pepper is too stupid to leave a snake alone.

20. Pepper - September 27, 2008

Stupid….like a mongoose.

21. Mrs. Peel - September 27, 2008

heh.

Hey, I need some really good insulting words, like contemptible and pettifogger and despicable. You know, the kinds of adjectives and nouns you would use to describe someone you absolutely despise for his cowardice, dishonor, petty selfishness, and general lack of uprightness. Give a girl a hand, will ya?

22. The boy - September 27, 2008

Uhoh.

23. Pupster - September 27, 2008

How fast can you take notes, Peel?

NSFW

24. Mrs. Peel - September 27, 2008

Actually, we’re describing me. I’m running out of vocabulary, though.

25. Pupster - September 27, 2008

Try Shakespeare.

http://www.sleepingcat.com/cgi-bin/shakes.pl

I didn’t know that:

Main Entry: mal·kin
Pronunciation: \ˈmȯ(l)-kən, ˈmal-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English malkyn servant woman, from Malkyn, diminutive of the name Maud
Date: 1586
1dialect chiefly British : an untidy woman : slattern
2dialect chiefly British a: cat b: hare

26. Mrs. Peel - September 27, 2008

Ha! That’s funny.

27. Wickedpinto - September 27, 2008

Mom reminded me, that when I was a kid, I lost a fair few teeth when heidi, a girl who liked me, stuck a stick into the spokes of my bicycle, so maybe me licking my left cheek and canine is because, the inside of my mouth is a mass of scars (I’ll show you if you can tolerate the breath) and at the time, I did it out of habbit, and it became an adult habbit.

Really? Heidi? if you like me, show me your tits, don’t put me in the Effing hospital, and make me lose teeth.

I was only 5 or so, but still, meesa likies some boobies.

It’s in the Y chromosome. something chicks don’t get, though they are happy to take advantage of it.

28. Wickedpinto - September 27, 2008

Like I’m gonnna pick a fight with the tachyon. First, Mike made a point of dominating me, by crushing my shoulders.

Second, because, like any exotic matter, there is no way to stop cathy when she starts moving.

29. lauraw - September 28, 2008

Generally don’t care for apples (had my fill as a youngster with our own apple trees), but I love Macoun apples.

The best apple for fresh eating. OhmyGod they are so good.

30. Jared Sidwell - October 21, 2008

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For detailed information about the online fruit gift basket companies, visit http://www.fruitbasketreview.com. Fruit Basket Review is dedicated to providing insider information about the online fruit gift basket industry and will help you find the highest quality gourmet fruit baskets at the best prices as well as provide you valuable discount coupon codes.

31. Cathy - October 21, 2008

Hey thanks Jared.

So nice of you to drop in for a visit and share your ideas about fruit baskets with us goobers here.

So what fruit do you recommend with beer?

32. Mrs. Peel - October 21, 2008

Fruit Basket Review is dedicated to providing insider information about the online fruit gift basket industry

Those are words I never expected to read on this site.

33. Mrs. Peel - October 21, 2008

Or anywhere, really.

34. Jared Sidwell - October 22, 2008

Mrs Peel,

I know! Its hard to believe someone would take the time to provide such valuable information . . . . can you believe no one else wanted the job? 🙂

Cathy, I would recommend Honey Crisp apples with Beer.

Jared


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