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snopes 27 May 2007 04:41 PM

It's Mango Season Again!
 
You’re armed and dangerous - sharp knife, chopping board and the most important ingredient…a cool ripe mango! You let the knife slice either side of this huge fruit, whilst the mind and mouth are beginning to salivate. You wipe the dribble from the corner of your mouth. Some quick cross cuts and the delectable morsel is ready for consumption.

Upon picking up one side you settle into the pure bliss of eating for several minutes as juice begins to run out the corners of your mouth and down your arms. You’re almost in heaven!

But the other day my whole ‘mango' experience was shattered by a friend. She, who grew up in North Queensland where mangoes grow profusely, screwed up her nose and almost dry-reached at the thought of this tropical delicacy. What sacrilege, I thought! It was almost a sin…and then I listened to her story!

As a child she spent many hours outside, playing under cool shady coverage of the mango trees. However, during mango season the rotting fruit lay strewn across the lawn, and she was given the daily task of picking up the dropped and spoiled fruit!

Now I understand! The hatred she had for this luscious produce was because of her previous experience.

How many times have you thought yourself totally correct, and then, through listening to someone else’s viewpoint, discovered a completely different stance? You've received a revelation?

Here is some wise instruction to balance your opinion against others…

“Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16

TODAY…consider the mango, and how it looks to someone else!

Miss Mouse 27 May 2007 04:53 PM

What if your mango is Christianity and I think it looks like crap?

Cervus 27 May 2007 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by snopes (Post 188192)
As a child she spent many hours outside, playing under cool shady coverage of the mango trees. However, during mango season the rotting fruit lay strewn across the lawn, and she was given the daily task of picking up the dropped and spoiled fruit!

Well there's yer problem. When your fruit trees produce more than you can eat, any sensible tropical fruit-grower will harvest the excess and sell them to neighbors and tourists. I've seen mangos priced at $3 each at Publix. That's insane. Solution: put up a sign in your neighborhood "Mangos $1 each" and you'll quickly make $50-$75 during the season. No reason to leave fruit to rot on the ground. (Not that mangos last long on the ground anyway - squirrels and raccoons quickly polish them off.)

Eddylizard 27 May 2007 11:03 PM

If I understand the metaphor, the rotting mangoes are the bad experiences with christianity (like the Heathens slain by the crusaders or somesuch) whereas the good sweet mangoes are the sweetness you could experience if you gave christianity. Not sure about the juice running down your chin is supposed to mean.

So wouldn't selling excess good mangoes be a bit like televangelism or pardoning - give me your money and you can experience all that christly goodness.

DawnStorm 28 May 2007 02:00 AM

If I had some rotten mangoes, I'd throw them at this glurger! I hate to see anything go to waste!

Singing in the Drizzle 28 May 2007 04:53 AM

All I came away thinking of was Thai Green Mango Salad. Now I want some and the nearest place to get green mango is a hour plus drive away if they even have it in.

Johnny Slick 28 May 2007 06:08 AM

http://www.chicknits.com/graphics/blog/MangoJL2.jpg

ElapheG 28 May 2007 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by snopes (Post 188192)
What sacrilege, I thought! It was almost a sin…and then I listened to her story!

As a child she spent many hours outside, playing under cool shady coverage of the mango trees. However, during mango season the rotting fruit lay strewn across the lawn, and she was given the daily task of picking up the dropped and spoiled fruit!

Now I understand! The hatred she had for this luscious produce was because of her previous experience.

So... what if you just don't like mango? Is that not allowed? I mean, it doesn't make him wrong, it just means that people have different tastes.

Or is that godless heathen talk?

TrishDaDish 04 June 2007 11:18 PM

Quote:

You let the knife slice either side of this huge fruit, whilst the mind and mouth are beginning to salivate. You wipe the dribble from the corner of your mouth. Some quick cross cuts and the delectable morsel is ready for consumption.

Upon picking up one side you settle into the pure bliss of eating for several minutes as juice begins to run out the corners of your mouth and down your arms. You’re almost in heaven!
This is either soft porn or reimaging of Led Zeppelin lyrics. Which is kinda the same thing.

Squeeze my mango, let the juice drip down my leg
I wonder if ya know what I'm talkin' about, honey?


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