Rose’s Room: I’m starting the ‘What The Heck Did You Go And Do That For?’ Coalition

Everywhere I searched last year I found the scrawny, round, seedless watermelon have replaced the big, oval, so-ripe-its-ready-to-pop, seeded beauties.

You can’t have a southern summer without a full size watermelon. I’m sure there must be a law somewhere, it just ain’t natural! I refuse to buy them, they cost as much, or more, as a full-sized melon, they have almost no taste, and what’s a watermelon without seeds?

The younger generation should be demanding the seeds be put back in. Think about it kids, is there anything else in the world that you are not only allowed to spit, but they even hold contests to see who can spit the best?!

During my watermelon “quest/rant,” a few other things that have been changed for no discernable reason have come to mind.

“They” also did away with the seeds in grapes. Granted, no one was fond of grape seeds, the crunch when you chewed one was unpleasant, and they didn’t spit worth shucks, but where in the world do new grapes come from if there are no seeds?

Produce is not the only place un-needed changes are taking place.

Easy chairs no longer come with just an arm on the side that you pull back to recline and push forward to sit up. You now have computers beneath your tush that tell the chair who is sitting in it so it automatically adjusts to their programmed firmness and recline position.

I am very uncomfortable with having my tush read. I am afraid the chair will yell “whale” and the TV will start throwing frozen halibut up in the air.

I have become CEO of the “What The Heck Did You Go And Do That For?” Coalition.

As any good CEO would, I am implementing two initiative programs, the first is to enlist readers assistance in compiling a list, if there is something you feel has been changed for no good reason e-mail me and I will add it to the list.

The second is, of course, to give myself a raise.

Some things will never change.

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Rose Padrick says she is just an average Grammy with an extraordinary family and an ability to see and enjoy the foibles of everyday life. She invites everyone to smile with her — if just for a moment.

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