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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Supporting Virtue and Promoting Morality

Not everyone can sell oranges.

Some of us are better at it than others. And that's because some of us have secret weapons--ancient Chinese secret weapons--in the form of two eleven-year-old boys who are about as inhibited as a crate and barrel of monkeys.

Remember this post? The one where my twins were invited up on stage to dance at a Cubworld concert?

Please click on the above aforementioned link to refresh your memory. I can wait.

BUT FIRST, picture this: The same boys doing the same moves, only in puffy coats and bright orange beanies. In the snow. Uphill, both ways. And holding signs that say:

FRESH CALIFORNIA ORANGES



Kinda like this, only in 3-D.

Peoples who were before now unawares that they had a dormant fresh California orange addiction, start coming out of the closet as soon as they see my boys dancing in the street.

The power of suggestion . . . it's trippy. (And entertaining.)

To clarify, we are not selling oranges on I-15. We have a darling little orange stand at Fast Stop gas station in American Fork, which goes by the name of Ohana Fresh Fruit. How cute is that? And even though I've been claiming that we're trying to teach our kids how to work, that's not the REAL reason we're doing it. We're doing it because citrus smells make people more virtuous. A BYU-P professor said so herself!

Not to toot my own horn, but I'm all about supporting virtue and promoting morality. I never went on a mission so in a way this is my contribution to spreading peace on earth and good will towards man--at least until I can scrape together enough money to create my lemon Windex cologne.

Sigh!

It feels so darn good to be so darn good.

And it feels even better to cash in on being so darn good.

6 comments:

The Garden of Egan said...

Be careful with all that virture or you are going to be called as the next National Young Womens Prez or something. You really should try to be a teensy bit bad.

I'm glad you aren't selling oranges on I 15 cause that's so dangerous. Sometimes people in your fair state may have hate this time of year cause they aren't in Hawaii, they are freezing in Utah and they don't want reminders of someone who's lived in Hawaii selling oranges.

DeNae said...

I clicked on all your links and everything. How cute are your boys?? I would totally buy oranges from them. After all, what else is there to put in the toes of my kids' stockings?

Kritta22 said...

My sister in law lives in American Fork. Did you meet her?

Kritta22 said...

Ha ha ha what you don't just tell people that you know me?

Fine.

I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

If I leave my credit card number here, can they email me some oranges?

April said...

I would stop and buy oranges from your boys if I saw them dancing! True. story.