[MR] Cloven fruit
paintedwheel at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 7 08:10:54 PDT 2009
Well, I can't say better than this, this pretty much sums it up.
And it's unfortunate, becuase this tradition was a great ice breaker, a charming way to flirt, and a vehicle for creativity and humor. But yeah, some folks got a little out of hand with it, and it just got kind of uncomfortable.
I bet if you passed one out now, hardly anyone would know what to do with it. Kind of sad.
> I know others have already answered your weaving question, so I'll
> chime in WRT cloven fruit. Like so many things, it's an art...best
> when done well and lightly. Too often it carries a tawdry or slimy
> overtone, making it uncomfortable for the recipient. Personally, I
> love them...but I am saddened to see them used as an opportunity to
> intrude beyond the bounds of gentility (or good taste), smile. Thus
> the decline in usage for many folks.
> Other people will have different experiences and thus different
> opinions. I hope mine helps answer part of your question.
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