Tossed Salad

Christopher Corn and Cameron Cauliflower were helping Calvin Carrot set up a new microphone so that when Calvin does a drum solo, the sound of the drums can be picked up better. The three were running back and forth setting up wires. They were all so intent on what they were doing that they weren’t paying attention to what was going on around them.

“We need to run this wire over to the amp,” said Christopher.

Cameron went over to where Christopher was standing. He took the wire from Christopher and headed over to the amp with it. He didn’t see Mrs. Tomato enter the stage. He bumped right into her, almost knocking her over.

“Mrs. Tomato,” said Cameron.” I am so sorry. I wasn’t paying attention and I almost knocked you over.”

“No harm done,” said Mrs. Tomato.” Just be more careful.”

Cameron took a step back and he bumped into Olive Onion. She tripped and fell into her husband, Oliver Onion. She wasn’t hurt.

“What is going on here?” asked Farmer Fred, who just walked onto the stage and saw the commotion. “You Fresh Veggies remind me of a tossed salad. You are all running around the stage and bumping into each other. Let’s have some organization here before someone gets hurt.”

“Good idea,” said Christopher. “We don’t need any accidents.”

“Mrs. Tomato, Olive and Oliver,” said Farmer Fred.” Why don’t you take a break and come down off the stage until the men have finished with the wires?”

“Cameron,” said Christopher. “Once we have the microphone working, you, Calvin and I will work on cleaning up all these wires so nobody trips on them.”

“Great idea,” said Farmer Fred. “We need the stage to be as clutter free as possible.”

The men had the microphone working and all the wires cleaned up within the hour. Everyone took their place onstage and were just about to start practising, when Christopher tripped on his shoe face. He got up, tied his shoelaces and started to sing.

“Safety first,” sang Christopher. “Or we are all going to get hurt. We have been running around like tossed salad, looking like we have all gone mad.”

The rest of the Fresh Veggie family laughed and Farmer Fred smiled and applauded.

“Love your new song,” said Farmer Fred.


Moral of this Story:

  • Always make sure your shoelaces are tied up.
  • Example: Christopher Corn tripped on his shoelace, after discussing safety issues with the rest of the Fresh Veggie Family.
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