Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Behold ! I show you the world's most expensive banana

Yes, that was the cost of one banana.
No, I wouldn't usually buy them at that price.

But it was Geekman's birthday, and he wanted a banana. So (among other things) I bought him one.

Strawberries would have been cheaper*. (So I bought some of those too).

Bloody hurricanes.
Bloody import restrictions.


* which is especially insane considering it is the middle of winter.


Publius said...

No bannana is worth that. Nice bow, though.

StyleyGeek said...

It might be an expensive banana, but it's a very cheap birthday present.

It's all in how you look at it :)

Lucy said...

I bought a US$2 passionfruit last year. This year, I'd probably do it again, but I haven't seen any at all.
I hope Geekman enjoyed the banana :)

turtlebella said...

ouch! I hope it was yummy. And that Geekman had a good birthday, overall.

BernieRA said...

Wow. Tell Geekman to start enjoying... whatever fruit is local to you. I had to learn to stop loving coconut and mango, so I feel for him.

StyleyGeek said...

Bananas kind of are local (if by that you mean 'in this country'). It's just that hurricane Larry wiped them all out this year. This is one of the few survivors (Australia doesn't import bananas).

If, on the other hand, you mean REALLY local, like, in this region, um... I think lemons grow in some people's gardens... maybe apples? (I've never seen any crops, but maybe I'm not looking hard enough).

Lucy said...

I think my grandmother has some stone fruit trees in her backyard.
Also, Hurricane Larry? Are you American now? :)

StyleyGeek said...

Oh. Was it a cyclone? What's the difference, anyway?

(I come from a country where these vocabulary items are not required.)

turtlebella said...

Yes, I think hurricanes are only in the Atlantic and those other ones (cyclones? typhoons? dunno) in the Pacific. I don't really understand this distinction, I think it's goofy to have different names for the same kind of storms. Especially since I seem to remember experiencing the tail end of a hurricane in California, which means it was a Pacific Ocean storm and so should have been called the other thing? Maybe it was just a really big storm and being a little kid, all big storms originating on the ocean were, by definition, hurricanes.