The Man With A Long Chin's Diary


Cactus Salesman


11 November 1998 - CACTUS SALESMAN

Trying to convince people that cacti are a delicious alternative to apples and coconuts is no easy task. I think one of the problems most potential customers have is separating the reality of eating a painfully-prickly plant with the concept of eating a new and delicious alternative to apples and coconuts.

All people seem to do is whinge about the mouth-pain. Beef gives you mad cow disease, but I don't hear anyone complaining about that.

12 November 1998 - CACTUS SALESMAN

In an effort to further promote the cactus as a tasty alternative to other fruit, I have taken to the streets in a special T-shirt bearing the slogan: "CACTUS + MOUTH = DELICIOUS SNACK: THE MOST SIMPLE MATH OF ALL."

My plan is already generating interest: I was featured on the local news last night. Admittedly, it was because I had set fire to a police station, but the photofit and subsequent description of me got most of the words on the T-shirt spot-on.

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