Watermelons have always been an example for things that you cannot guarantee, it is either red or white inside, and you wouldn’t know until you cut it, which in most cases is too late.
In the Arabic culture it is commonly used as a metaphor for marriage; they say it’s “bateekha” i.e watermelon trying to say that once you have it, there is no way back and you need to accept what’s inside, whether red or white.
Based on that, I learned to accept my destiny with watermelons and fruits in general, whats the worst case scenario, you just throw It and buy a new one!
The other day we bought a watermelon with a price tag that said 17.5 Dirhams, which is ok, we reached home and I was looking at the bill and I found out that the actual price of it was 50 Dirhams, as that tag was per kg! We laughed and made a joke that there is no way on earth we would have bought a watermelon that expensive in Jordan or Palestine.
Next day we decided to eat from it. Husband cut half of it and we stared eating but man the taste was so bad and this is when we got disappointed, expensive and tasteless, what a shame!
few days later we went to do our usual grocery shopping, but I was surprised that my husband insisted on complaining about the water melon to the customer support, I kept quiet as I wasn’t convinced, I just thought that was our naseeb, It just happened to be our luck. To my surprise, the Vegetable and fruit manager followed us and told us you can bring the watermelon and get your money back!
Two days later, we brought back half of the watermelon and actually got the money back! Yes, I would call this a great customer support, but also I would actually praise my husband for thinking he has the right to reject what he felt was unfair and actually got things straighten up even after 6 days of the purchase!
I guess what I am trying to say, literally and metaphorically never accept what is inside your watermelon, there is always a chance to make things right, you just need to know your rights 🙂