I May Ruin My Reputation

@Corbin5 (109259)
United States
June 18, 2016 4:11pm CST
We have a wide variety of beautiful parks in our area. A few of the six parks my dog and I frequent have red raspberry bushes, black raspberry bushes and mulberry trees. I do believe a park visitor is not allowed to pick any of those berries and pop those picked berries into their mouths. The berries are meant for the wildlife who inhabit the park. In my opinion there are plenty of berries for the wildlife and little old me too. As long as no other human picks a berry and eats it, it is just fine if only the wildlife and I eat the berries. I do know that the birds and wildlife do not eat ALL those berries! I have spied many a berry left on a bush due to no takers on a multitude of occasions. Wildlife has a tough time eating all those mulberries that have dropped to the ground too! I am taking a big chance here, and my reputation could be ruined, but I will, after checking that no one else is around, pick one berry and eat it! Photo: Morguefile free photo
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@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun 16
If you ever get caught then you could simply say you were testing them to make sure they were good for the wild life!
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Well, since I am retired, I could claim dementia made me do it.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
20 Jun 16
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@TheHorse (67111)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Jun 16
"No con ever done wrong" the officer would say to me.
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@just4him (120027)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jun 16
You better be careful. @TheHorse could tell you tales of his time in jail for plant abuse. You don't want to get into that kind of trouble.
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@cacay1 (33067)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Jun 16
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@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jun 16
or get sick over contamination/dirt
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
@bunnybon7 Well, yes there is that risk. Perhaps a lot of bird poop will be eaten.
@TRBRocks420 (79328)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Jun 16
I think they should be free to eat by who ever visits the park animal or human.
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@cacay1 (33067)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Jun 16
You are right TR.Any visitor could eat free.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Yes, me too!! I mean, just a few wouldn't hurt.
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@Shiva49 (13399)
• Singapore
19 Jun 16
I think we all will be pardoned for minor sins going by the following quote "I can resist everything except temptation" by Oscar Wilde - siva
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Ah yes, I will remember Mr. Wilde's quote. All humans must fulfill a harmless temptation now and again. I am sure I will be able to talk my way out if I am caught.
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@Shiva49 (13399)
• Singapore
20 Jun 16
@Corbin5 To err is human and I will add harmless temptation in them - siva
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@xFiacre (4556)
• Ireland
18 Jun 16
@corbin5 pick away girl - we won't tell, and anyway your need is a great as any other creature' s.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
I will dress in camouflage, and no one will be any the wiser! A covert operation will definitely work.
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@topffer (34535)
• France
18 Jun 16
Everyone who has committed the error to park a car under a mulberry tree when fruits are falling will bless you if you pick all mulberries. I like to pick blackberries and mushrooms in the woods in autumn. It is authorized in our public forests if it is intended for personal consumption.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Yes, the mulberries that fall from the trees make the bottom of one's shoes stained purple. I think it would be a good deed to rid the park of as many of the mulberries as possible to avoid the shoe-staining. France is much more kind when it comes to the eating of wild-growing foods!
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@thelme55 (14749)
• Germany
18 Jun 16
I love picking blueberries and wildberries in the woods. They are just rotten when no one else get them. They are so delicious.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Yes, I have never met a berry I did not like!
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@sharon6345 (130461)
• United States
18 Jun 16
I sure do eat them as well. I lived where there was many and boy did I enjoy them. I can't find them anywhere now.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
They sure are tempting!
@JudyEv (125616)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jun 16
Good for you! I think I'd be doing that too but at first see if I could see any security cameras hidden anywhere.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
20 Jun 16
Do you think CCTV cameras are installed at such places?
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@JudyEv (125616)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jun 16
@dpk262006 Probably not but sometimes I see cameras where I never expect to see them.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv - Where do you see such cameras?
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• United States
18 Jun 16
That is too funny! Yummy, I love raspberries and just bought a pint to snack on. I freeze them too. I did a blog post about swiping a banana off a tree outside a Monkey sanctuary. I really enjoyed it! The freshest tasting banana I ever had. I was however, looking over my shoulder as we drove away for the flashing red lights.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
It is a shame when we have to look over our shoulders to taste a bit of nature's bounty. I mean, one little banana and a few berries do no harm.
@amadeo (67522)
• United States
18 Jun 16
you are for the birds there(kidding)this is first time ever hear about this.Though I like the idea.How long has this been going on?
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Well, I have been successful at swiping those berries for about 5 years. Just a few at a time when no one is looking. I do think one of these days I will be in jail for my thievery. Oh well, it will be fun until the jail thing comes around.
@Teep11 (7102)
• United States
18 Jun 16
Well perhaps the birds will eat some of those berries off of the ground. I'm sure somehow they will become of use. Have a blessed day!
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Yes, I do have guilt regarding the berries on the ground. People walking the paths squish them, which makes the bottom of one's shoes purples, so maybe the birds do not like squished.
@JohnRoberts (59775)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Jun 16
Beware! The berry police keep an eye suspicious characters like you!
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
I have seen the berry police and they are a scary lot! When the coast is clear, a berry I will have.
@Hatley (164645)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 16
my they look so good go ahead eat one lool,
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Yes, I will live a life of danger and eat a few!
@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jun 16
i would be a little afraid of what would be on it. have to rinse that thing.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
Well, I will bring some bottle water and give them a rinse first.
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@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jun 16
@Corbin5 good idea
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@miniam (9237)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 Jun 16
Lol as you say,be sure no one is hiding behind the bushes to see you.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
19 Jun 16
I really do turn in a circle to ensure no one is looking!
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@miniam (9237)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Good to know you are careful.
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@jaboUK (54336)
• United Kingdom
19 Jun 16
You naughty girl, you. You'll perhaps be able to show us a photo of yourself in handcuffs soon
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@toniganzon (51553)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Oh tempting berries! Hope there's enough for the wildlife coz if the berries are that tempting, then you are not alone in wanting them.
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@sallypup (27491)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Jun 16
So long as there are no pesticides, pop one or five in your mouth for me.
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@TheHorse (67111)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Jun 16
I encountered incredible blackberries near one of the "famous" waterfalls in Oregon. I stood there and munched for several minutes. Your reputation is intact in my book.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
23 Jun 16
Whew, that is a relief! As a retired teacher, I worry that my former students would see my name in the newspaper under "Police Report" if I were caught and fined! Gotta stick to those high standards!
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@TheHorse (67111)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Jun 16
@Corbin5 With all my recent arrests, I'm surprised I didn't get picked up for "Excessive blackberry consumption." But that day went well.
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@Corbin5 (109259)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@TheHorse Well, after looking at that photo, I am eating a bunch today at the park, and will just take my chances.
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