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The Banana Cycle

I’ve noticed that banana availability in the Stein family kitchen has a cyclical nature. I believe it has to do with the weekly grocery shopping schedule versus the time it takes bananas to ripen.

Week 1:
Monday: Purchase one bunch of bananas. (6-8 in a bunch)
Thursday: Bananas are finally ripe. Begin eating one per day.

Week 2:
Monday: There are still 1-3 bananas remaining. Buy no more bananas.
Wednesday: Begin suffering from banana-withdrawal.

Week 3:
Monday: Remembering banana-shortage, purchase 2 bunches of bananas.
Thursday: Bananas are finally ripe. Begin eating one per day.

Week 4:
Monday: There are still 7-11 bananas remaining. Buy no more bananas.
Thursday: Bananas are over-ripe. Eat extra bananas. Make banana bread.

Week 5:
Monday: Sick of eating bananas and banana bread. Buy no bananas.

And the cycle repeats.

April 21, 2005 4 Comments.

4 Comments

  1. Shannon replied:

    I just want you to know that I have spent some time thinking about this post.

    I think it is difficult to think clearly while in a grocery store.

    May 8th, 2005 at 6:24 pm. Permalink.

  2. Tara replied:

    Potential solution: wife to buy spare bunch of bananas on Friday.

    May 20th, 2005 at 5:52 pm. Permalink.

  3. Tara replied:

    OR, move to a country where bananas are indigenous.

    May 20th, 2005 at 5:54 pm. Permalink.

  4. Tara replied:

    OR, stock up on banana chips for emergencies?

    May 31st, 2005 at 4:27 pm. Permalink.

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