He was there one minute and then he was gone. I knew it would come to this sooner or later. Larry has run away from home.
He was sitting on the bench and the moment I turned my back, like a lizard he slithered over the balcony and ran off down the street.
There he is down there.
I followed him to the bus stop and the poor bugger thought he was catching a bus to Miranda Fair Shopping Centre but unfortunately this route will take him to the Flemington Markets and that’s not going to be much chop for a poor old lettuce.
We sat together for a while but didn’t say much . He was so unhappy. I promised to take him seriously and I let him know I was worried.
I asked what was upsetting him. Apparently he feels he’s being bullied by some of the other foods in the kitchen. The other day the Bacon asked the Tomato
“What is a Honeymoon Salad?”
“I don’t know” replied the Tomato
“Lettuce alone, with no dressing!” said the Bacon and they both started laughing and Larry found this really hurtful.
I walked him back to the unit and with the tomato and the Bacon present we all had a discussion. They didn’t realize that they were being cruel. Eventually there were smiles all around and Larry even had a few jokes of his own.
“Why did the tomato go out with a prune?” He asked
“Because he couldn’t find a date!” was his answer.
We all politely laughed. But his best was this one.
A man goes to the Doctor with a piece of lettuce hanging out of his ear. “That looks nasty,” says the doctor. “Nasty?” replies the man, “this is just the tip of the iceberg!”
I think that following our little happiness session things are better in the kitchen. We have found our flow and Larry is content to sit in the sun out on the balcony.
15 thoughts on “LARRY’S NOT A LETTUCE HE’S A RUNAWAY LIZARD”
Ha! This photo story made my morning. Cheers!
Shhh Larry still sleeping in
Lettuce know how he is today
Sent from my iPhone With Kind Regards John Campbell
yes but he needs a good dressing down
So glad to know this little balcony community is resolving its issues. Ahhh… the bliss of harmony.
I like Larry. Lettuce try to be kind to him. Sorry, that was kinda limp!
I always try to be kind but sometimes he’s a real tossa
Double ha! made my day!
On a serious note this story could explain why my Lilly Lettuce is dying a slow death in the bottom drawer of my fridge. On reading this story I checked in with Lilly and it seems that Long Cool Cucumber and Cocky Carrot have been putting the hard word on Lilly. I have explained to them that this in not acceptable behaviour, they were both very apologetic, explaining it was just meant to be a “joke” and hopefully we will see Lilly perk back up to her usual crispy self in no time.
when I first met Larry I put him in the fridge. He became unwell. The doctor said he had a fit and would only be good for a seizure salad.
I hope Larry, after his experience,turns over a new leaf.
Hi Mal that would be a real turnip
hope you are well
Yeah, it’s never easy when your lettuce starts romaine the streets. Then you ask why they do it and they just say, “Cos…”
What a fun post, Sean. And what great comments too. Not sure which I like the best, lettuce see. I think I probably like BunKaryudo’s comment the most.
Go Larry, go. Your sunny and warm story made me smile here on this cold and blah winter night. Happy New Year to you, Sean!