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#1 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

I did a late night run for milk from the IGA and there was a box with a sign 'Free Bananas'. They were a bit beyond their best but very fine for cooking with. There were about 30 bananas in the box.
How many would you take?
Could you take them all, or would that be an etiquette faux pas?

#2 bringit

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

depends how big the box was, no id probably just take a couple more than i needed....in case i need extra...  wacko.gif

i would only take the whole box if there was a bunch left otherwise id be worried someone sees how many I've taken.


Edited by bringit, 11 April 2012 - 12:45 AM.


#3 au*lit

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

As many as you know you would use/eat/cook with. That said, I would feel weird about taking 'a lot', however many that might be.

#4 HRH Countrymel

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

I'd take as many as I thought I could use.

But I would leave a couple in some token nod toward propriety and 'good manners'...

#5 Fr0g

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:08 AM

Hey, I was at the IGA last night and saw a box labelled 'free bananas', too - could it be a nation-wide IGA phenomenon, or could we have stumbled into the same pocket of Australia....?

And to answer OP - I took a bunch and made smoothies when we got home.....!

Edited by FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog, 11 April 2012 - 07:09 AM.


#6 mmk

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

I would take however many I could use straight away - probably 5?  No way would I take the whole box, even if I intended to put them in the freezer and use them later.  I would hope that anyone that took the whole box had a good reason - as in they couldn't afford them or they worked at a food charity, not just because they were there and they were free...

#7 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

The same thing is happening at my house Poet. The freezer is full of bananas and many haven't defrosted well. And yet I keep grabbing the stupidly cheap ones. It's like some type of weird obsession. Must go make banana bread now.

#8 librablonde

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

I'd take a heap home and start baking with them for the kids lunchboxes, and freeze banana muffins/ banana bread, etc. Like Countrymel, I'd take what I knew I could use straight away and leave some as "good manners". But I'd be secretly dying to just take them all  ph34r.gif

#9 papilio

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

I would take enough to make banana muffins to bring to my friend's house!

Frog and TF, I suspect you do live rather close to each other wink.gif

#10 threeinnyc

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

Maybe 5? We don't eat many bananas. I would feel bad if I took too many and ended up being uneaten.

#11 casime

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:55 AM

None.   I hate bananas  sick.gif

#12 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

AS many as I thought i could use before they were too ick. So probaby 5-6.

Good on them for giving them away. At Woolworths once, (when bananas were expensive) they had no bananas, but there was a produce bin full of bananas. They were still firm, few brown spots but still fine for eating. I asked about them, only to be told nope, they are in the bin now,can't be sold. What a freaking waste.

#13 Avidlearner1

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

None I detest bananas. sick.gif

If I do get them for DP I use a plastic bag to pick them up as the smell on my hands makes me feel ill.

Yes I know I am probably overreacting, yes I know it's probably all in my head, but it really is the only thing that I detest this much!

#14 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

If it was near closing time and there were plenty in the box and not heaps of people fighting over them, I might take 5.



#15 Jembo

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

At least half a dozen and put them in the freezer.  Ours quite often has bunches for 99 cents when they are starting to become over ripe so I buy them and keep them in the freezer for cooking.

#16 *Lib*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

I'd only take what I could use. If I took them all I'd end up throwing most of them away.
Currently there is banana's in my fruit bowl, so I wouldn't have taken any.

#17 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

That's funny Frog! Probably the same IGA.

#18 EBeditor

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

I would take a bunch (about 5), if I needed bananas. But we have too many going brown in our kitchen at the moment for me to add to the collection.

#19 Oriental lily

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

A bunch.

So approx 5 or 6

That's what I would feel comfortable with.

#20 Bel Rowley

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 11/04/2012, 06:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd take as many as I thought I could use.

But I would leave a couple in some token nod toward propriety and 'good manners'...

This happy.gif

I'd probably take 6.

#21 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

At the moment, none. Am completely bananaed out.

#22 lovinmybaby

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

Id probably take around 10. There are 3 of us in my house who would definigely eat them, and the rest I would use to cook with, I'd use them easily. If it was getting a bit closer to closing and was quiet Id probably take more tbh.

#23 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

Id take a bunch and make banana bread - yum!

#24 gemmaw

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

I was going to say 5 too! Doesn't seem greedy but is more than enough to make a couple of loaves of banana bread.

#25 BentoBaby

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

I definately wouldn't take 30 of them!! Maybe 5 or 6? Enough to freeze for back up banana bread & 1 for my son on the way home.




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