Whilst walking around the supermarket today I was on the look out for some exotic looking fruit and vegetables. I then saw these delightful looking cerise pink and lime green dragon fruits and immediately put them in the basket.
When I reached the checkout the assistant informed me that she had to hurry up otherwise she might have an accident and end up sitting in a puddle of water! She then noticed the dragon fruit.
'What are they?' She asked.
'They are called dragon fruit' I replied. '
Hey Mary! have you seen these?' She shouted across to a supervisor several aisles away.
'Yes! What is she going to do with them?'
'What are you going to do with them?' the checkout lady asked me.
'I am going to paint them'.
There was stunned silence.
'She's going to paint them Mary'.
'What for?' said Mary.
'That's what I wanted to know' replied the checkout lady.
'What do you want to paint them for?' asked Mary.
'Because I want to. Because I paint.'
I felt such a fool because I couldn't find the words to explain to them or justify why I wanted to paint them.
This conversation went on for quite a while longer with them both interrogating me about how long had I been painting for, was I good at painting at school, how did I display my paintings, did I find painting relaxing etc etc.,
The conversation eventually dried up once I had paid the bill and informed the checkout lady that she had better hurry up in case she didn't make it to the toilet! Mary then came over, shut the aisle off with a chain across it and we went our separate ways.