Fruit Pickings, The Dangers Of: A Limerick

Esther’s prompt this week is ‘Blind’

‘Buying fruit,’ young Thomas opined,
‘Is a risky business if you’re partially blind;
The staff all think I’m utterly hopeless
And one old woman told me to grope less,
Cos I can’t tell ripe melons from a pert behind.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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21 Responses to Fruit Pickings, The Dangers Of: A Limerick

  1. Lol, a wonderful Limerick. Just what it’s invented for. Best wishes, Michael

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  2. Sometimes, it’s the only thrill I get.

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Lucky old woman having a pert behind!

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Beware the fruit section!

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  5. Widdershins says:

    Ah yes, the pert-and-clenched buttocks defense. 😀


  6. Hmmm, I can see that excuse wouldn’t be very well received, Geoff.

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