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Spiral 3 part 2 ½ (the one with the monkeys) & the ultimate banana.

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I was going to write about monkeys, Planet of the Apes and Spiral Dynamics.

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Afraid I am a little too hay-fevered from early morning walk with dog;

In the meantime, here are thoughts on bananas –

I feel that of the fruits, bananas must be the loneliest.

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In a bunch they are OK, but when left to the last one, it must be grim.

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You see, bananas as they ripen release a gas called ethylene. This causes other fruit to ripen as well and ultimately spoil. To avoid this we tend to isolate them.

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Keep them away from the oranges, apples and nectarines.

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It must be like having B.O. or scabies.

There are special banana hangers that can allow you to suspend them, hence reducing the concentrating effects of their gas; that still doesn’t help with the last one. An apple or orange can always find a buddy, not so the banana.

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(Kiwi are also bad ethylene producers, but, for whatever reason, a little like the popular kid at school, who despite having a smell or some other negative association is somehow immune, and people choose to ignore.)

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Damn those kiwis.

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