Monday, January 31, 2011

The Pit of the Issue

I want to know why everyone has such misgivings about prunes? Seriously, did you ever try to take them to lunch when you were in school? It was like the black plague of snack foods. People would scatter, point, whisper, giggle. Ever watched someone buy prunes or prune juice at the store? They hide it at the bottom of the basket, or tuck it under their coats, like it's a freaking illegal drug! I honestly don't understand. I can see using some discretion with something very personal like a feminine itch cream for example, or even tampax. I personally don't care if people know that use tampax, but that's just me. To each her own. But seriously, PRUNES?!?! Why is everyone so ashamed to buy prunes? Is everyone afraid that people will think they have constipation problems? Is it the attached stigma of prunes and retirement homes that get people so antsy?
Well let me be the first to stand and proudly declare: I LOVE PRUNES! I do, I love them and it has nothing to do with bowel regularity. I just plain love them. They are delicious. They are awesomely good for you. Period. And you know what really baffles me? Why is it okay to eat plums but not prunes? You can take a plum to lunch. No one laughs. You can happily walk through the grocery store holding your bag of plums without shame or fear of judgement. Why are plums okay but not prunes, I ask you?
It's a mystery to me but I am saying it here and now, I love and ever defend the reputation of the prune. Long live the prune!


Jenny said...

Love it. :) I seriously think you could write eloquently and entertainingly about any given topic. This blog post rests my case. ;) You are hilarious my friend!

Terri said...

LOL. You are so funny girl but that is so true!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Did you just post about PRUNES??? hahaha! I like prunes - but you are right, they do get a bad wrap. Prune juice, on the other hand, I CANNOT handle. :P