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Is this true? Bananas hanging over your trolley means you're available?

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#1 reneelovescraig

Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:56 AM

My girlfriends said that some guys pick up women at the supermarket by checking out her trolley layout. If she has bananas hanging over the top, it supposedly means she is single and available. Has this been going on for years and I have just never heard of it before? LOL And are there other signals/actions that I may ignorantly be doing while I'm out and about? PLEASE tell me!

#2 diva

Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:20 AM

Years ago it used to be bananas facing up (available).  I think it was only on a certain night (maybe Thursday?)

#3 **Kaz**

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:46 AM

I have never heard of this before roll2.gif

#4 hedgewytch

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:53 AM

One of my mates in Canberra used to go to the stupidmarket in the city on a Friday night and see which blokes had a trolley filled with gourmet soup, pre made 'fresh' meals, bags of salad and enough fruit for one for a week.  If they were cute he'd chat them up.

It wouldn't matter which way bananas faced on any day for me, cute single blokes would run a mile from the insane mother yelling at three tots, with a trolley stacked to the ceiling.  Oh yeah, and I'm married so shouldn't be checking out cute single blokes in the stupidmarket anyway.

#5 LynnyP

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:54 AM

I think there is as much truth in it as saying shoes hanging over power lines indicate a drug dealer.

Surely it would be easier to go to a pub?

#6 silne

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:01 AM

People hang their bananas over the side of the trolley??

What if you're single and hate bananas? Do you have to suffer alone forever?

#7 Sancti-claws

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:02 AM

ha ha - I remember that a local supermarket advertised one night as "singles night"!!

And would you pick up in a supermarket?  Well, I suppose you can gauge how long he is going to be around (by his healthy food obsession or not)!!

Darn it - what does it mean if you don't eat bananas?

#8 LynnyP

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:04 AM

You're low on potassium?

#9 mumzor

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:07 AM

Haha, I'm going to woolies to go banana shopping.   tthumbs.gif

#10 pegasus77

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:13 AM

This site has some interesting suggestions for finding true love in the supermarket, including a suggestion about bananas


#11 MickeyBoo

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:13 AM

I'm sure I saw someting on Today Tonight or one of those 'informative' shows on supermarket dating. From distant memory there were particular supermarkets, and particular nights where single people were cruising the aisles looking for groceries and a pick up laughing2.gif Things like fruit placed in a particular way, or certain types of cereal placed in the top part of the trolley indicated all sorts of levels of interest. The 'rules' were ridiculous and whether it worked or not I can't remember, but the concept is not a new one, and I thought it was stupid, what happened to good old conversation?

#12 kaz_april

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:17 AM

where have i been  ph34r.gif  ive never heard of it before.

#13 peking homunculus

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:21 AM

Fruit is so last century. Can't they use internet dating now

#14 Delayfish

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:23 AM

Is this what society has come to? We have to pick up in a supermarket?  ddoh.gif Thank goodness I'm not single, I hate grocery shopping wacko.gif

#15 Sancti-claws

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:28 AM

Shopping List

Meaningful Relationship (aisle 5)

#16 pegasus77

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

Is this what society has come to? We have to pick up in a supermarket?

I don't know, I think it would be a good place to pick up, you could tell alot about someone by what is in their trolley

#17 ChampersGal

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

I'm sure I saw someting on Today Tonight

Sounds like their typical content.  tongue.gif

#18 harrison~at~last

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:00 AM

I met my DH at the supermarket!  But I was a checkout chick and he was a customer, and I never remember him buying banana's original.gif

#19 mirj2

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:07 AM

This was the case on a Monday night at a Coles in the city where i lived. I never lived close enough to bother but my friends used to go as a laugh to watch people trying to pick each other up using the banana theory. I think its funny. What happened to the drunk pick-ups in bars (that's how my hubby and I met).  tongue.gif

#20 Shadowess

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:14 AM

What I want to know is what it means when you hang your packs of yoghurt (you know, the ones with 6 or 8 tubs) on the edge of your trolley.. that seems to be the in thing to do these days..

#21 MadamFrou-Frou

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

What does it mean when you are ripping open packs of biscuits/salami to appease a screaming toddler?

#22 ~ZiggyStardust~

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:35 AM

What does it mean when you are ripping open packs of biscuits/salami to appease a screaming toddler?
It means said potential supermarket dater knows that you have children, so that's at least sorted for now.  tongue.gif

I have a single mate who once professed to know all about the 'banana' theory and used to put it into practice often.  It never really worked for him, I'd ascertained.  wwhistle.gif

I think that said more about him than the banana's or the women pushing them around face up or otherwise.  tongue.gif

#23 vonnegutesque

Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:59 AM

How do you signal what you're looking for exactly? Perhaps a pair of grapefruit and a slice of cake for female, and two small apples and a banana for a man?

#24 eilca

Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:15 AM

I prefer to use the tried and tested method of shopping whilst drinking a can of SOLO.  It shows I have a sense of adventure.

#25 Char

Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:17 AM

Guys check out trolley's?

Gosh, I suddenly feel all self conscious about buying tampons and pads now  ffear.gif

How do you signal what you're looking for exactly? Perhaps a pair of grapefruit and a slice of cake for female, and two small apples and a banana for a man?


Edited by Char*, 08 July 2009 - 10:18 AM.

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