Thursday, September 24, 2009

Taper madness? Identify that fruit!

Oops I did it again...

Please tell me... do these not look like oranges?!



Nope, they're GRAPEFRUITS. The worst part is, I'm pretty sure I bought the exact same "grapefruits" that I did on Saturday. These are some orange grapefruits.

Until I cut it open...



When I went back to the grocery store today in the hopes or purchasing actual oranges, I decided to pick up a normal-looking grapefruit for comparison.

One of these things is not like the other...



What do you think that strange fruit in the middle looks like? Yeah. Me too.

Oh boy, the taper madness must be setting in... clearly I have too much time on my hands.

29 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hmmmm...Me thinks the farmer got his fruits a little too close together resulting in a Maury-style fruit warranting a paternity test..

I can see how you would make the error. I would have bought the one in the middle too..

aron said...

are they blood oranges?

Meg Runs said...

Good luck this weekend!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

LOL at Tall Mom's comment

Just Me said...

Oh that is wierd I have never seen anything like that!

Just Me said...

Oh that is wierd I have never seen anything like that!

Marci said...

LOL- You are funny. I would have bought those too thinking they were grapefruit!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

we cut fruit at the bar I work at for drink garnishes, and we accidentally had the orange grapefruits once too! It's a mystery!

Boris T. said...

It does look at oranges but I've seen weirder looking grapefruit.

Mark said...

LOL!! I think you are supposed to eat Grapefruit!!!

Jocelyn said...

Omg. Thats amazing! Hahaha

Badgergirl said...

That is a very orange-colored grapefruit. But it kind of has the shape of a grapefruit.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LMAO, so funny that you did it not once, but twice!! haha. Oh well, could be worse, could be the same person at customer service if you went back to return them again and she remembered you! LOL Great seeing ya today :)

RunningLaur said...

hahahahahhaah
I love that you have so much time to print out labels. Taper!!
oh, and I'd be totally confused too.

The Happy Runner said...

How weird!!!
I love that you lined them up :-)

Zorbs said...

I love Cara Cara oranges, and their flesh is pink/red like grapefruit but definitely tastes like orange.

happygoluckyalex said...

ahahahahhahah this is absolutely hilarious!!!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

gotta love the taper....

Mama said...

LOL at your very formal labeling of the citrus. I think you have a bit of taper madness going on.

MCM Mama

Laura said...

That's weird. Funny post.

trialsoftraining said...

hahaha I LOVE the comparison at the end! I also love that you didn't mention the fact that I did the SAME THING this week. lol. seriously, Marlene, those are ORANGE grapefruits. and some crazy farm is responsible and we need to get to the bottom of this.... ;)

Rio Runs said...

The lovely comparison display makes it clear...What is going on with fruit growers these days? Did they design this fruit for people who can't decide between oranges or grapefruit? Hmmmm.

Jamie said...

Are they some crazy hybrid orange? I would have done the same thing! They look like oranges!

J said...

OMG those look exactly like oranges! They need to put like a huge sign in the grocery store cause I would get confused!

Running and living said...

Hrr, what a pain if, like me, you don't care much for grapefruit!

EndorphinBuzz said...

I can't believe you took the time to create name tags for these fruits! Thanks for the fun break :)

Lauren said...

holy-cow! hat is wrong with that thing!?

lindsay said...

interesting... i would've been a little disappointed when i cut that open. at least you had some fruit excitement to keep you busy from going taper-crazy :)

Irish Cream said...

OMG, how crazy! I would totally make the same mistake . . .

Love your comparison! Ha, it still has me laughing!