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No. 522: Paying for lemons always strikes a sour note

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Paying for lemons always strikes a sour note

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Andrew Coker

T-Rex: When life gives you lemons...
T-Rex: Who pays for them?
T-Rex: Seriously, paying for lemons always feels like a ripoff. You get free lemon wedges, and free lemons from your neighbour's tree.
Utahraptor: I bought a lemon once.
T-Rex: Whut? You gave in to The Man? You supported the evil lemon cartel?
Utahraptor: Uh...
T-Rex: Those Limey bastards!

The author writes:

Inspired by reality.

Seriously, when you want or need a lemon, there should just be a lemon there. You should not have to go to the supermarket and buy one. I can't believe the audacity of shops asking for money for lemons. They should just have a big basket where you can take however many you need.

I have a similar feeling about passionfruit. I feel ripped off paying 20 cents for a passionfruit. When I was a kid, if you wanted a passionfruit you just went out to the back fence and picked one. Or you got a bag full of them from your friends and neighbours every so often. Nobody bought passionfruit.

Times like this I wish I lived in a house with a yard, and not an apartment.