Hello, you may wonder why I am dressed as a carrot. I’d like to say that it is a long story then tell you some amusingly convoluted tale, but the reason is very simple. I was helping out my wife who is part of a team that have developed an app to help people to learn English. It’s called Word Carrot (hence the suit) and is available from I-Tunes.
As part of their marketing campaign they needed someone to wear said carrot suit at a conference in Glasgow and I got the gig. What I want to share is people’s reaction to me in the suit. Most were curious and friendly, my mission, that I had chosen to accept, was to offer quiz forms for winning an Easter egg and tell people about the app. Many wanted their picture taking with a talking carrot. It was a pleasure to talk to them.
Some, however, were incredulous that a grown man would wear a carrot suit and others commented that I must be being paid a great deal (I wasn’t, I did it for free). I was surprised by this small section of people and it made me realise that all of us are not the big show off that I am. I thought the idea of walking about dressed as a carrot was funny, and that it would be a hoot. It was.
Have you ever done something that received mixed reactions? I’d really like to hear if you have. There was one song running through my head when I was a carrot, it was the Beach Boys singing Vegetables (it’s on the Smiley Smile lp and was part of the abandoned Smile project that recently was released). Here is a youtube link where you can listen to the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T8mTW97UM4). I love it, happy listening.
I’ll leave you this week with two questions: to echo Mr. Wilson, what is the name of your favourite vegetable? And do you know any other songs about vegetables?
Have a good week.