"The best time to harvest is when the owner is not around."

@sunrisefan (16716)
Philippines
June 6, 2016 6:07pm CST
After our early morning walk today, my wife had to go to her mother's house to fill in for an hour to the caregiver who asked permission to be late this morning so I went alone on my usual route of passing by the seaside. On my way, I passed by the bakery to buy some bread before proceeding to the seaside. As I was driving, I turned on the radio which I usually do to listen to the early program which talked about planting and agriculture. One of the program hosts uttered the statement which I'm using here as the Discussion title. Hearing it, I was so amused and was laughing by myself inside the car. I thought the statement had some truth to it LOL! I was reminded of our neighbor whose late husband had invested part of his retirement pay to plant a hectare of land to mangoes. After a few years, the mango trees started bearing fruit and the couple were happy to reap the fruits of their investment only to find out that the fruits to be harvested have been greatly reduced in number as some young men in the vicinity,who might have been in collusion with the caretaker, had beaten them to the buzzer in harvesting the mango fruits. Same thing also happens to coconut planters who often find out that their harvest is greatly reduced because some of the fruits of the coconut trees are stolen while they were still younger to be sold for the buco juice. Indeed, the best time to harvest is when the owners are not around hahaha!
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@toniganzon (44738)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
I remember stealing a mango fruit from our neighbour and getting caught. As it turned out later on, the mango tree belonged to us coz it was within our property line
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
LOL! You were still stealing - your own fruit hahaha!
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@toniganzon (44738)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Right and I made my cousin from Cavite who was with us on vacation as my accomplice. He was a very handsome teenager at that time and he distracted the house help, while I went climbing up the tree.
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@toniganzon Very nice tandem LOL! The boy distracting the owner and the girl climbing the tree
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@sol_cee (13959)
• Japan
6 Jun 16
As they say, the most delicious mango is the one from the neighbor's tree. lol
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
Just like the saying "the grass is greener at the other side of the fence".
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@sol_cee Maybe you mean the husband of another girl is always better LOL!
@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@sol_cee That's better now after being edited hahaha!
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
stealing could be stopped if we report it to the police
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
Sure but with the barrio folks, I doubt.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@sunrisefan slingshot can do the job he he
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@ilocosboy Maybe the owner should hire you to do that if you're an expert on slingshots.
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• United States
7 Jun 16
Haha yes why not go harvest when the owners aren't around. JUST DON'T GET CAUGHT ...We have a lemon out in front and a man helped himself. My mom came out and asked where he lived. He said beside the market and my mom said why don't you take yourself to the market then?
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Hahaha! Your Mom should have told him "Would you like to have some sugar to go with that?" LOL!
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• United States
7 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Ha-ha. My mom told him to get lost and don't come back.
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby But you lost your lemon too hahaha!
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@brokenbee (7780)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
At home, the neighbors' kids get guava fruits even if we are there... lol
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
That's very kind of you hehehe!
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@brokenbee (7780)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@sunrisefan yup, we just let them as long as they don't climb our fence
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
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@SIMPLYD (76557)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
And that one liner brings back memories from childhood . We (my sisters and i ) would also climb a neighbor's guava tree whenever she is in the church . But father caught us and reprimanded us from doing that so, we stopped . At least it was father , not the owner who caught us .
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Hahaha! So how was the excitement?
@SIMPLYD (76557)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@sunrisefan We has so much of it when we weren't caught yet . We just settled for climbing the aratiles tree instead .
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD Hahaha! Thieves!
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
7 Jun 16
One day, my Pastor told me a story, and I couldn't stop laugh, though the story was paining him. He went to his farm, he supposed to cut one of his banana that was already mature, so he arrived to the farm, and 5 to 10 meters from the banana tree, there was a puddle of water, he decided to stop right there, and say a prayer, before starting working. As he was praying, he heard a sound, as if something fell down, but he kept praying, and when he opened his eyes, the banana wasn't there anymore, someone cuts it when he was praying...
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Hahaha! I guess the one who cut down and took the banana had prayed ahead of him LOL!
@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
7 Jun 16
@sunrisefan I think so, and I think God heard the first prayer and granted it, so he couldn't grant another prayer for the same request. Do you know what his wife told him when he went home? "Why couldn't you just pray here before going? What was the point to go and pray in the farm?" It was kind of funny for me, I couldn't stop laughing
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
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@Hatley (163914)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jun 16
um but is that not stealling if its not your harvest:? I do not steal lol
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Indeed it's stealing and good thing you don't hahaha!
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@Hatley (163914)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jun 16
@sunrisefan yes I would be so inept I would be caughty for sure
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@Hatley But after you have enjoyed the fruit hahaha!
@jaboUK (52057)
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 16
I used to go 'scrumping' when I was a kid - pinching apples off trees in people's gardens. Never saw it from the owners' point of view till I was grown
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Hahaha! Maybe the good thing about stealing the fruits of other people's trees is that you get the best choice of the fruit hahaha!
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@jaboUK (52057)
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Oh yes - I only picked the best ones!
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@jaboUK See? Hahaha!
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@thelme55 (13077)
• Germany
7 Jun 16
ÒMG! I should tell my father not to leave the house and yard. I might not be able to harvest my own mangoes
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@sunrisefan (16716)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Hahaha!
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