So imagine me at 10 years old when I get exposed to the ever so popular Tropicana commercial featuring the straw in the orange.
Now you need to understand some background in my childhood. I didn't enjoy peeling fruit. It was a weird situation to me that I had to take skin off to get to something edible. Rather than de-skin I resorted to foods such as applesauce, yogurt and smoothies for my fruit intake. Then I discovered the apple slicer and that opened up new doors...and also a completely different story.
So back to the orange situation. Was it really that easy to get fresh orange juice?!
I tried it. I got an orange... broke three straws trying to puncture a hole, so I went and got a screwdriver which did the trick. I then proceeded to stuff a straw into the orange and suck till my cheeks hurt. Nothing. I think I got a pulp chunk but that was as satisfying as it got.
I felt betrayed.
Made a fool.
It was then that I swore off oranges...unless they were pre-peeled.