Monday, August 15, 2011

Apocalypse Fruit


We're packing up now for the proper move, the real, can't just come back home at weekends kind of move to Cork land - ie this time we'll be renting our own place instead of just going down and staying with my parents. Anyway - this week I am packing up and/ or clearing out the food press - getting rid of adzuki beans, bags of two year old flour - you know the kind of stuff - however I have two items that pose a bit of a problem (I'd show you them, only I've already packed the camera), what would you do with mysterious tinned fruit that according to the tin went off 3 and 4 years ago? I say mysterious because judging by the age at least one of these tins had to have been obtained before we moved to the current abode, also mysterious because neither of us remember being involved in their purchase - anyway obviously I can't eat them now - but i'm worried about throwing them out - firstly because my dratted conscience would be sure to force me to open, rinse and recycle the cans and god knows what they smell like, but secondly because what if they are destined to be apocalypse fruit, you know the one - in the stand or the road or z for zachariah where the hero of the hour struggles and straggles half dead to the last remaining intact kitchen cupboard, and manages to find some horribly gone off but just about still nourishing cans of fruit - so what that the hero is unlikely to be me, out of pure selflessness and for the good of the future survival of the future, maybe I should hold onto them?

13 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

Tinned fruit? It'll probably be fine... but as you've the young to protect send it off with the harvest festival collection or something...
x

The Dead Acorn said...

I realize that the probability of that tin being the key to the survival of our species is a bit slim, but what if it's true? The human race depends on your actions. I hope you choose wisely.

The Bug said...

I say keep the stuff! What could it hurt? And it might be the means for saving civilization. Really!

Ross said...

Don't open the. It's the tin end of the wedge...

Niamh B said...

haha Rachel, no harvest collection here though.
Acorn, tis hard to know what to do alright, how did I end up with such responsibility on my young shoulders?
Bug - that's settled then!
Ross, worth tin king about

120 Socks said...

Sounds like you are doing too much thinking! Perhaps packing avoidance! Thanks 4 ur text btw - foolishly looked at d link 2day - will not make dat mistake again!

Niamh B said...

ah yeah sure if you can't stress over the small things what's it all about? i mean the fruit - the reading was a big thing - and you carried it off fabulously!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ah feck it, eat them and tell us what happens.

Niamh B said...

Oh, I don't know TFE...

the watercats said...

I say leave the cans in a discreet corner for the next inhabitants to deal with.. not that I've ever done anything like that before...
Glad to hear you and your clan are still thriving :-)good luck with the moving millarky.

Niamh B said...

Sage advice as always cats - knowing our luck the tins would still be here in 20 years when we eventually move back to Dubland!!

Domestic Oub said...

Decorate the tin and use it as a handy doorstop? Or a useful paper weight? And then, when the apocolypse comes, ta da, it's still there, ready and mouldy to save the human race.

(And it will not be 20 years before you move back!!! 20 minutes. That's all you're allowed.)

Niamh B said...

you're a bit of a genius Oub