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i’m going home again

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persimmon-2007what’s that saying?  “you can’t go home again”?  well, i’m going home again.  actually for the second time in the past 2 months, and i’ll be seeing my parents for the third time in the past 2 months.  it’s going to be a bittersweet holiday week.  on the one hand, i’m pretty excited to be with my family, but on the other hand, i’m also pretty sad to be away for so long.

so the good thing about thanksgiving is that my dad’s birthday is around thanksgiving, so for him it’s like an extended birthday/holiday.  happy birthday dad!

living in atlanta, or, “the korea of the south”, my parents usually want me to pick up some stuff before i go home that they can’t find so readily in charlotte.  this time, they asked me to pick up some persimmons.  ok, no problem right?  wrong.  not only do i not know what a persimmon looks like, i had no idea there were 2 kinds.  so i find the persimmons at hmart and then i see the “other” persimmons.  i’m pretty confused at this point.  one of them looked kinda dirty and not so brightly colored.  the other kind were bright red-orangey, nice and round so i guess i was drawn to these over the dull colored ones.  plus i’m pretty sure i’ve seen my parents eating these before.  so i bought a couple packages.

when i get home, i remember my parents asked me to get “sweet” persimmons.  there was no distinction between sweet and sour(?) persimmons at hmart so i asked my good friend google what sweet persimmons looked like and lo and behold, i bought the wrong freaking kind of persimmon.

so my question is: why?  why did someone name two, obviously different fruits the same freaking name?!?!  i don’t think it’s like the difference between fuji apples and red delicious apples though even these have different names.  it would’ve helped me out a LOT if they were just named sweet persimmons and sour persimmons.  then i would’ve been like, oh yeah, sweet persimmons, i want those.  or sour persimmons?  no, i don’t think i want those.  so now i have a bunch of worthless sour persimmons, i’m out some money, and i have to make another trip to find these freaking persimmons.  sigh…

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Written by enoch

November 24, 2008 at 10:48 am

Posted in from my mind

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  1. don’t be so sour…

    hg

    November 24, 2008 at 2:40 pm

  2. can you be my sweet persimmons?

    dtongkas

    November 24, 2008 at 4:39 pm

  3. u can return them

    lilian

    November 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm


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