This title seemed unlikely to be awarded to me because a) I don't really eat all that much watermelon, and b) there doesn't need to be a b. I've never heard of a crazy watermelon lady before.
It all started a couple of days ago when I went to the grocery store. As I was perusing the fruit section, I came across a box full of watermelons being sold at an exorbitant price, so I took a picture and uploaded it to social media with the caption, "Seriously??":
|Look at that "everyday value"!|
Everyone who understood the value of a watermelon in the United States was as appalled as I was, and shared in my outrage. Who does this grocery store think they are, charging nine bucks for a watermelon when five is the norm???
This began a chain reaction of other people talking about watermelon prices in their area, and some snapping a photo of their own market's display. For example, my cousin tagged me in this one:
|That's more like it!|
And my friend, Steve, sent me this one:
|What? They're practically giving 'em away!|
I thought the whole conversation was over, until I went back to the same grocery store today and noticed that the same exact melons which started the whole frenzy were on "sale":
|Someone must have rearranged them, because I doubt anybody's bought one.|
...and that they were still way too expensive for watermelons. It was after I posted this photo that I realized I'd become the crazy watermelon lady, and that from here on out, all of my Facebook friends would think of me whenever they saw a watermelon.
Oh well. I suppose it's nice to be thought of, even if it is in relation to my miserly attitude towards large, seasonal fruits. I'll take it.