That water melon story, Geoff, reminds me of a begger on a train in Sri Lanka. I was eating a banana at the time and he was gesturing towards his mouth. I was a bit fed up so I gave him my banana skin, thinking that would get rid of him. He proceeded to scrape at and eat the inside of it – if you’ve ever tried this you’ll know how incredibly bitter it is.
He would have been much more justified throwing it at me than your water melon man!