Jump to content

Free Bananas
how many do you take?


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#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 CountryFeral

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.




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Warnings over child pain relief doses

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has warned parents and carers over a "confusing" pain relief dosage system.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.