Weekly Wednesday Wisdom: Learn The Right Way To Eat A Banana

By kenny friedman on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Wisdom for Miloh: Learn how to eat a banana.

Most folks will tell you there is one way to eat a banana. They are wrong. There is a right way and a wrong way. And most people eat them the wrong way.

I have to admit I ate them the wrong way for probably about 30 years... Then I ran in to one of the most brilliant men I have ever met. Sorry, that's a lie... He's a copywriter and no brilliant person would put them self in that situation. But I know he just threw out his trademark JC (not Jesus Christ) smirk when reading that. And now he's saying "fucking Friedman."

Anyway JC (not Jesus Christ) told me I was eating a banana wrong one day. I was eating it like everyone I've ever seen ate it... But I hadn't seen the light.

You see professional banana eaters, some call them monkeys, eat them the opposite way that most humans do. They grab the stem and peel the top.

It makes more sense... It's easier to peel the "bottom" of a banana even though it's actually the top.

The stem part is tough so if you peel from there you bruise the banana.

Plus flipping the banana over, or in reality holding it the right way, gives you a nice little stem handle to hold onto. It makes life easier when you eat a banana the correct/monkey way.

He also said some BS about it tasting better if you eat it the right way but I'm not convinced of that.

So here's the deal. Ignore the way mommy gives you a banana. It's wrong. Eat them the way I give them to you. You're welcome.

And for those who want to know a bit more about the banana wars check out this Slate article.

Moral of the story: mommy's wrong and I'm right.



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