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“Have you tried the PLU?”

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I’ll warn you now: It’s another MIL (mother-in-law) blog tonight. I’ve just got one more MIL story to write after this one and then we’ll be back to normal service. But these things, they need to be documented.

So DH took MIL (obviously, it’s his mum, not his MIL) to Spinneys for a bit of shopping. There are certain things she likes to buy when she’s in Dubai: Pistachios, cashews, saffron, Sacla pasta sauces and chocolate to name a few.

And she always has a good rummage through the fruit section, usually commenting on how the mangoes are six times more expensive here than they are at home (presumably they’ve flown over Business Class).

So this time she picks up a fruit.

Do you know what this weird-looking tomato-like fruit is called?

Do you know what this weird-looking tomato-like fruit is called?

“It’s very nice,” she tells DH. “Very sweet. We’ll buy some.”

And DH, looking at this weird tomato-like fruit says, “What is it? A tomato?”

And she says, “No. Don’t you know what it is?”

And DH says that he doesn’t. Does she?

And, from the way this story was told to me, I guess there was a little bravado going on here, for MIL says, “Yes, of course I do.” Her eyes roam to the label and she comes out with a line that will go down forever in family history. “It’s a PLU.”

 

For those who never had a Saturday job at the supermarket, a PLU is the Price Look-Up Code. Sweet.

For those who never had a Saturday job at the supermarket, a PLU is the Price Look-Up Code. The fruit is persimmon.

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Written by mrsdubai

December 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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  1. Japanese Fruit?

    reddevil7281

    December 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  2. It’s also a Chav fruit (Sharon) or camouflaged (kaki) – depending where you’re from 🙂

    Simples

    December 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  3. I knew that! I’ve just discovered them – they are absolutely delicious!

    Kate

    December 19, 2012 at 2:53 am

  4. LOL…. I know this fruit, it’s very common in Pakistan, might as well in India. But I don’t know what is it called in English… It’s hum-loak in Urdu

    Uzma

    December 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

  5. “persimmon” it is …. Just googled fruit hum loak and found out its actually humlog :)…. I knew the fruit but never knew what it’s called in English… Now I know why 😉

    Uzma

    December 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

  6. Hilarious…..

    Dubai Mum

    December 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    • 🙂 then PLU it is from now on….ehehehe. . you should write a book… i love the way u tell stories!

      Sarah

      December 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  7. Kaki or Kharma, they come in red too.

    Mahi

    February 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm

  8. LOL OMG!! this post totally cracked me up.
    Stumbled on your blog at work, i’m now home and it almost half 11 in the evening yet I can’t stop reading.

    Beautiful

    February 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    • Thank you so much. You made my day 🙂 I’m so happy you’re enjoying! xox

      mrsdubai

      March 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  9. LOL OMG!! this post totally cracked me up.
    Stumbled on your blog at work, i’m now home and it almost half 11 in the evening yet I can’t stop reading.

    Beautiful

    February 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm


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