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‘Are you sure? I mean, no-one’s seen anything like them before.’
‘Of course Sir. They are a very popular fruit in my country, full of vitamins and flavour.’
‘Has anyone else in the market bought any?’
‘No Sir. I haven’t asked them, thinking you would like first refusal and being the one to set a trend.’
‘I’m not sure. I’ll have to ask the wife.’
‘Surely not Sir! You wouldn’t want to disturb the good woman from her more important chores. I can give you a good discount.’
‘OK. I’ll give them a go.’
Money exchanged hands and the stallholder hung the fruit up above his usual merchandise.
His wife was furious as the fruit was all bad.
‘What was this guy like?’ she demanded. ‘I’ll find him and demand a refund!’
‘Tall, heavy built, lot of face hair.’
‘You idiot!’ she yelled. ‘That gorilla has been trying to sell his rotten fruit to our friends all week!’