This is probably the strangest thing I've ever seen in Gelson's, not counting some of the people. For a start, how did it get here? Unless laws have changed, it's illegal to fly with a durian, at least in Indonesia - though maybe the answer is in the notice, and Thai Air will carry them. For durians have a distinctive, and lingering smell - as though someone's thrown up into a bowl of very sweet custard. Actually, they taste a good deal better than they smell, and somewhere - maybe Thailand, maybe Malaysia, or for all I can remember London - I once tried some durian ice cream. But who, at nearly $70, is suddenly going to say - oh, I fancy some durian for dinner? And if it doesn't sell, and doesn't sell - at what point does it become so ripe that it's acting as a very odiferous deterrant?