Ok, now is it just me or does that fruit look like?….

Imagine my horror when arriving at London’s most annoying train station, when I looked up and was faced with the most disturbing food-stuff I have ever seen!

“What is it mummy?? BAAAAAAWW!!!” and “I’M NOT EATING THAT, DON’T MAKE ME!!!” seemed to be popular comments spouting from the mouths of horrified children, one literally too scared to look at it. 

Now, i’ll be the first to throw my hands up and admit i’m no fruit expert, but what in the name of all that’s holy is that stuff? The offending picture is part of a collage on display in London’s Victoria train station. The collage of different exotic fruits and plants appears to be aimed at getting commuters to consider healthy alternatives to popular foods and remedy’s. However it seems to have had the opposite effect.

One commuter summarised the visual nightmare by declaring, “now I can’t trust fruit….I literally cannot trust fruit!!!”, quickly leaving the scene and entering a nearby greasy-spoon (greasy English-breakfast serving cafeteria, to you non brit readers out there), apparantly to gorge on flesh and other trustworthy english stalwarts! 

But seriously for a second, is this really going to convince people that fruit is great, or am I missing the point somewhere here? Surely, a nice bowel of kiwi and mango fruits, mingled with some nice nectarines and passion fruit…that is more tempting than…well…the weird eye beasts out doom!…amirite?

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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