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Sweet and seedy

3rd Aug, 2012 | Posted by in Blog

I absolutely love watermelon but I very rarely buy it; maybe three times a year if that. But it just so happens that I bought one the week before last, without even realising that today would be Watermelon Day.

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “but if you bought it over a week ago, surely it’s gone off by now”, and you’d be right. Very right indeed.

The half-eaten red and green ball was sat on a plate in my fridge, nicely gathering mould that resembled a spider’s web (I assure you there are no spiders in my fridge, except for the ones that have got stuck in the butter).

So what do you do with a watermelon you don’t want? You make it go kaboom of course! You run upstairs and throw it out of the window, or go into the back yard and take a cricket bat to it, or catapult it over the rooftops and listen for the splat.

Or – and this is what I did – you put it into a biodegradable bag and place it in the composting bin, ready for the City Council to collect. Rock ‘n’ roll, Sutherland style.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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