A POMELO once in a grocery store was really troubled by the other fruit and vegetables that always pinched her cheeks. "They are making fun of me for being plump...", she used to say and covered her cheeks to protect herself. The other fruit and vegetables of the grocery store however thought the sight as cute.
The plump pomelo covers her cheeks
"It's my fault for eating too much...", she cried. Until the day she met the wrinkled olive, who used cosmetics to look younger, but to no avail. When she saw her, our good pomelo immediately reached for her cheeks, thinking she would also pinch them. The olive instead went curious and told her: "How do you have so nice cheeks when I spend all my fortune on cosmetics?"
"Well, I eat a bit more than I should... and everybody pinches me and makes fun of me", she answered and went red with shame.
"It's their problem then, not yours", answered the wise olive, and with those words fare welled her.
So our good pomelo, hearing the olive's words and seeing that the other fruit and vegetables had gone too far, thought of a trick to make them stop and realize they were hurting her: she went to the nearest pharmacy and bought plasters, which she placed on her cheeks. Then she went back to the garden and took a walk so as to be noticed.
"You are very sweet", told her the onion and reached for her cheeks. Seeing the plasters however, he immediately held back. "Are you alright?", he asked her.
"My cheeks hurt out of too much stretching", she replied shaking.
"Can too much stretching hurt cheeks?", wondered each and every fruit and vegetables in the garden, and they all reached out for each other cheeks with as much strength as possible. Soon enough everybody was holding their cheeks in pain, and they all searched for plasters to cover them. "Well, what do you think?", asked them the pomelo.
Then with a single voice they all replied: "They hurt!". They then admitted their mistake and all headed to the nearest pharmacy to get plasters. From that day one, and after apologizing to her, they never pinched her cheeks again, or made fun of her for her extra kilos.