Have you ever had a truly disappointing moment? Such was the case for me recently when I encountered a case of mistaken identity…
My girls and I visited the farmer’s market. We were just getting ready to leave and had hopped into our vehicle. I gazed one last time upon the jellies and jams, the homemade loaves of bread and cookies, and the fresh fruits and vegetables, when I saw something exciting that caught my eye.
Yes, there they were…from afar I saw some watermelons for sale at one of the booths. (Did I mention I didn’t have my glasses on?)
I LOVE watermelon, so of course, I had to investigate. I started up the vehicle and drove toward the booth at the edge of the parking lot. I excitedly waved at the man behind the booth and asked, “How much are your watermelons?”
He looked shocked. “My watermelons?”
“Yes, your watermelons right there,” I pointed from my car window. This would be awesome! We would have fresh watermelon for our upcoming camping trip. I couldn’t wait!
But suddenly as I neared the booth upon closer examination, I realized something horrifying. The green food was NOT watermelon! I gasped in shock. This wouldn’t be good for my reputation.
“Uh, I’m sorry, I thought that stuff was watermelon,” I muttered.
“You mean the cabbage?” the man asked with an impatient look on his face. “No that’s not watermelon. It’s cabbage.”
“Um, I knew that,” I said, trying to reassure myself.
The man nodded in a way that told me he didn’t believe me.
I looked in my rearview mirror to see that my daughters were crouched low in their seats. How embarrassing for us all! At the thought of such a disturbing case of mistaken identity, I stepped on the gas and peeled out in our getaway car.
Ok, so I don’t really have a little electric “triangle” car and I didn’t really peel out, but I will leave you with wise words from one who’s been there – be sure that the food you think it is – is the food you think it is – before you ask for what you think it is.
Until next time, have a great week!