I was waiting for the bus yesterday and an old (possibly crazy) man turned to me and asked, “What’s wrong with your arm? Where’d you get those rashes?”
I looked down at my left arm and replied that we had been having a mosquito problem in our house and the welts were all in various stages of the healing process.
He pressed on. “Why do you have all those mosquitoes in your house?”
“Well,” I began, “it turns out there is a plant in our room with a plastic tray underneath it collecting water. It hadn’t been changed in weeks and a little science project formed. A little pond you might say. It took us WEEKS to figure this out, but we did and now the mosquitoes are gone.”
Man: “You should have a banana split.”
Man: “You should treat yourself to a banana split for figuring that out.”
Man: “We always get down on ourselves and remember all the stupid things we’ve done. Every once in a while we figure something out and do something brilliant but we don’t usually remember it. If you have a banana split you won’t forget.”
What an awesome story!
That man is a genius.
A genius who deserves a banana split.
Ice Cream, Bananas, Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge, Cherries.
All tools for enlightenment.
As in, en-LIGHTEN-UP-ment.
As in, have more fun….ment.
Or, something like that.
i love that!!
cant wait to see you
Amazing!! That man must be 1 of the “most sane” people on the planet. What a delightful story. I think I’ll go make a banana split right now. 🙂
that’s ironic… did u know that bananas are the no.1 fruits that attract mosquitoes!!?..
he wasn’t so carzy afterall. made more sense than most people.
Oh, I would not have expected the story to end like that.
What a brilliant idea!
So have you had your banana split yet?
LOL! Smart way of telling you that maybe you’re a very busy lady and need a breather.
love it!! it’s so great when you come across those experiences..
Ohh, that is such a great story 🙂 I love it!
Rewards for figuring things out, what a clever idea!
that makes me smile 🙂 thank you for sharing 🙂 I’m not a big fan of banana splits, but I do love a good brownie sundae!
There must be something special about bananas…
I met a pilot that told be about a time he was flying a small private plane and ran into some serious trouble. As he became really nervous his partner pulled a banana out of his bag! He asked his partner what the heck he was doing and his partner answered “I’m eating this banana, nothing bad ever happens when you eat a banana!”
I love a great banana story!
thats kind of neat!
I like the idea of rewarding yourself for achievements even if they are small- but I guess remembering them is a good idea too!
How great is that!
I met a musician once, who had written a song mentioning bananas. When someone asked him why, he paused and said “Well, man… Bananas are the perfect fruit. Very Zen, right? They come in there own containers and everything.” It was one of those statements that seemed so bizarre and profound all at once, that I never really forgot it.
So PLEASE have a banana split. Pause.
And eat some Zen.
what a gorgeous website…
wafted over from Sark’s place
loved the story of this man
sounds like an angel to me…
a banana-split angel