News, but not the serious kind
Honeydew you have any melon news?
Blog Guy, I hate to complain, but you used to do a better job of covering melons. The main reason I come here is to get my melon news.
Then you’re in luck. It’s the season, and melons are on the move!
Now that’s more like it. How do they get them across the Ganges River?
Some use camels, some use boats. There are big local melon transport firms, most of them owned by women. You know, Angie’s on the Ganges, Helen’s Melons, Dromedary Queen…
Look, we’re talking cut-throat competition here. Melon sellin’ is just about as high-pressure as forex dealing, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon.
Didn’t some guy go to jail last year for dealing in stolen melons?
Yes, he was a melon felon.
It’s interesting that you say women control much of this business. Why don’t they just run off with some guy and get married?
They have too many obligations. They…
Please, no, Blog Guy! Don’t go there!
Farmers use camels to transport their watermelons across the river Ganges at Neevna village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Allahabad, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Farmers carry watermelons on a boat across the river Ganges on a hot day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, April 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
A vendor selling Chinese watermelons takes a nap at a wholesale market in Huaibei, Anhui province, China, March 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer