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Take That!

July 10, 2006 pm31 5:15 pm

I was walking through Patatiri, the port on Alonissos today with a friend who spends time on the island. He shouted something at a motorcycle heading towards us. The motorcyclist stopped next to us, said something in Greek*, reached into the bag on his bike, handed my friend a cucumber, then handed me one, and rode off. There was no smile, no goodbye.

The cucumber was still wet where it had been cut from the vine.

* I just picked these five minutes ago.

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  1. Gardener permalink
    July 25, 2006 am31 11:44 am 11:44 am

    That’s hilarious! As an avid gardener I can appreciate the motorcyclist’s enthusiasm for the just-cut cucumbers. It was a very nice gesture…don’t looka gift cucumber, etc…

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