Confessions · Family · The Girl in Trousers

How to Pick a Mango

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One knows when summer is in the air when one’s father and brother pick big fat mangos off the family’s big fat mango tree.

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And when I say big and fat, I mean big and I mean fat.

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Mmmm…. Maaaaaangoooo….

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Just on the off chance you’ve never had the pleasure of picking a big fat mango from a big fat mango tree, I thought I’d talk you through the very complicated process.

First, grab a ladder.

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Then grab a Dad.

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Get the Dad to hold the ladder.

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Climb the ladder. Pick the mangos.

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Pile the mangos in a great big pile.

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Count your mangos with gleeful delight and picture sinking your teeth into their delicious, soft, juicy ripeness.

It’s okay if you drool a little.

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If you count up one hundred and fifty-three mangos as we did, you’ve done very well.

And you need to invite me over for a mango feast.

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Seriously…invite me.

I’ll help you scoff down fifty or so. We can celebrate summer in good old fashion mango dripping style.

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So now you know all. ‘How to Pick a Mango’ can now be added to your resume.

Give these little babies a few weeks to ripen and then I’ll teach you ‘How to Devour a Mango.’

I assure you it’s a very serious art.

xx The Girl in Trousers

3 thoughts on “How to Pick a Mango

  1. Can I get an invite to your next mango picking day, they are so expensive down here that I generally only have one or two a year. I miss being able to buy the from the local petrol station for $5 for a box of 20.

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