May 6, 2003
I feel sorry for bananas who ripen too quickly and spoil in people's kitchens in pretty bowls. I feel sorry for bananas who're promised, as they turn brown, "I'll use you for banana bread!" and then are never used for banana bread. I feel sorry for bananas separated from their bunch because someone wants only four and cannot handle the burden of the extra two. But then again, at least one of the four that person did buy will wind up brown anyway, so maybe the separated ones should be happy. Oh, bananas. You are so tasty yet so sad!