Yes, we have no bananas

3 Mar

Every Monday morning, I stop at the grocery store nearest my school and buy a week’s worth of bananas.

My team has first period plan every day and one of my teaching partners and I sit down every day at 9:30 for second breakfast. For her, this is a bowl of yogurt, granola, and fruit. For me, it is tea and a banana.

Yesterday morning, as is my norm, I stopped for my weekly banana run. Well, imagine my surprise when the banana section was empty. Not just lightly populated – completely empty. Both the regular and organic sections. How could this be, I wondered.

A produce department guy was working unperturbedly, restocking some citrus. I could have asked him about the dearth of bananas, but I chose not to. I have my morning stops timed pretty well and I didn’t really have time for an explanation, or for him to go find just the right shade of green banana I prefer.  Instead, I popped over to the dairy section and got some yogurt.

Second breakfast will be a little this week.



10 Responses to “Yes, we have no bananas”

  1. Stacey Shubitz March 3, 2020 at 6:19 am #

    I hope you were able to pick up your bananas this morning!

  2. arjeha March 3, 2020 at 6:51 am #

    How dare they do that to you. They should know your routine by now. I know it is a disappointment when you go to a store with certain expectations and you find that what you went for is not there.

  3. Lisa Keeler March 3, 2020 at 7:51 am #

    Oh no… it really does stop us in our tracks when routines we take for granted are altered by an unexpected wrinkle. I love the casual conversational tone of your writing.

  4. Juliette Awua-Kyerematen March 3, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

    I am only wondering why there are no bananas. Many answers come to mind but I wish you had the time to stop and ask. Maybe one day your slice will be about what you found out, if you did.

  5. Writing to Learn, Learning to Write March 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

    I heard that bananas are selling out all over the place. I love my daily banana. What’s going on????

    • Adrienne March 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm #

      Seriously? This is not good news.

  6. terierrol March 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

    Isn’t it funny how we react when our routine is upset. Hope you found those bananas later.

  7. Lisa Corbett March 3, 2020 at 5:03 pm #

    For two solid years I ate yogurt and granola for my second lunch (afternoon snack break) and then one day I just couldn’t do it anymore. Your banana story reminded me of this. Maybe it’s time for me to revisit it! Good luck finding bananas.

  8. Brian Rozinsky March 3, 2020 at 7:08 pm #

    What if the banana image were flipped upside down to accompany this slice, into more of a frown? Oh, and by the way, there’s this not so go good news from 6+ months ago:

    • Adrienne March 3, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

      Yikes. I hope they get that figured out.

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