I stopped at the nearby Publix food mart in Delray Beach, FL, to pick up a few items. As I got to the banana stand, I started to stare at the bunches, because something didn't seem quite right. I watched a few other customers approach the stand, make their selections, rip off 2 to 3 bananas from the bunch, and go their merry way.
Then it hit me and I burst out laughing. These bananas in Florida were very ripe already, while the bananas we're used to getting in New Jersey at Wegman's are very much on the green side. I decided it must have something to do with the higher average age of the residents in Florida, and I remembered the answer some politician gave when asked to speculate about the future. He said with a chuckle,
"I'm 84 years old, and I don't buy green bananas!"
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