The other day I saw this enormous grapefruit at the neighborhood market with the locally grown produce. Priced at 200 yen ($2), it was about as dirt cheap as any fruit gets in Japan, so I decided to take the gamble and bought it.
This thing had to be double the size of a normal grapefruit. Like the size of a cantaloupe. Actually I wasn't 100 percent sure it was a grapefruit, but it looked like one, and it faintly smelled like one, so... I guessed it was a grapefruit. Hard to tell in Japan, there's quite a bit of mysterious produce here.
Yeah, it pretty much had the look of a grapefruit, just with a skin at least an inch thick. I got out a spoon and tasted it. Pretty dry. Tasted like pretty lousy dried-out grapefruit. I ate a few bites but that was all I could take.
So... the 200 yen gamble was a loser. But all was not lost! For the lousy grapefruit became....(drumroll)
When Joe saw it, he said, "Why'd you waste a perfectly good Oreo?" I knew he'd say that.