The Death of Mangoes

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

mangoesI usually don’t watch the videos people post on Facebook, but just recently my sister shared a video of a TV show and for some odd reason I clicked on it. It showed this TV personality who apparently has the highest ratings, stuffing mangoes down the participants’ throats. Yes, literally that was what he was doing. You know when you juice an orange with a manual squeezer and sort of twist and turn the orange until all the juice comes out of the pulp? Well this is what this disgusting man was doing.

I have no idea how the other people were letting him do this. I mean how much were they paying them for this humiliation? And why was this coming on TV? Is this what people LIKE to watch? There was even an audience watching this whole episode.

And then it had to be mangoes. Mangoes are exported by Pakistan. We are very proud of our mangoes. As an expat living in Dubai I always look for Pakistani mangoes when the season comes and never settle for anything else. And this is how this great fruit was being treated on live television.

I am trying to get that image out of my mind, but till then I will sadly have to distance myself from all kinds of mangoes and people eating them.

8 thoughts on “The Death of Mangoes

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