The hairy raspberry


Had a hungry day today – which happened to coincide with an office meeting next door that had a veritable buffet in the break room.  I tried the ‘I’ll just take half a donut, and some fruit’ route – but that didn’t last long.  Half a donut and some fruit is an appetizer really.

I traveled back for another half a donut and some more fruit.

Whilst in a sugar stupor,  I stared at the raspberries on my plate and wondered “why do they have hair?”

My first thought was, ‘oh – maybe to ward off pests and small critters from nibbling them while they’re growing’.  But that hardly seemed a fair hand dealt by nature for the poor,  defenseless, bald blueberries on my plate!

I obsess over things like this.  I do.  Anything I don’t know I HAVE to know.

In a moment of quiet at my desk, I guiltily Googled ‘why do raspberries have hair?’.  (A sentence I never thought I’d type).

Well!  It’s to help them seed.  They are the remnants of the pistils, the female portion of the flower.  Big let down.  I wanted them to have some really bizarre secret life or something.

I didn’t wonder anything about my sandwich or chips.  Didn’t wonder much about the Raisinets I wolfed down after my initial sugar high dissipated either.

Pretty sure I’m skipping dinner.

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About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on October 9, 2012, in Humor, My Favorites, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. i love coming home and reading your posts ❤

    • debaucherysoup

      Aw! Thanks I’ll be sure to keep that in mind. I think I have all the deep, depressing ones out of the way! LOL! x

  2. Let’s not even go there with peach fuzz and kiwi whiskers, which I think are as creepy as hairy raspberries. I love them anyway. 🙂

  3. this post can be awesome for hungry person 🙂

    • debaucherysoup

      Ha! Yes – even as I typed I would skip dinner, I knew I’d be picking at the salmon I made. 😉

      • its a big fortune to have an awesome cook as a wife 😀 your partner is so lucky 😉

      • debaucherysoup

        No partner, but since my son needs feeding, I can’t just make cereal for dinner as I would like 😉

      • 😦 so you’re single mom. How old is your son who needs feeding?

      • debaucherysoup

        17. There’s lots of posts all about the single mom thing. But today – all hail the hairy raspberry!

      • oh you told me about him before, and I misunderstood this time that you had a one or two year old son. Your son is so lucky to have a sweet mom and a tasty cook 🙂

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