Jonathan: Someone coming up to the house door to pay for a jar of jam from the shop, but he stopped on his way to help himself to a handful of gooseberries from the tray D picked this morning, and started eating them. Are you thinking of buying gooseberries? I ask. Just tasting – actually I’d like half a dozen eggs. Back from the kitchen I see that all the gooseberries he’d taken are gone: Well, are you going to buy the gooseberries? Himself: Oh no – much too tart! Well that must be a surprise to you, what with gooseberries normally being so sweet and succulent straight off the bush. You might have asked, they are actually for our own meal tonight – you’re helping yourself to our dinner!