Jump to content

Free Bananas
how many do you take?


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#1 **Tiger*Filly**

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 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 FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog

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*Filly**

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 Swahili

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

 

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

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

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
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.