Frequently, when I walk around the neighborhood I see banana peels on the sidewalk.
I usually just ignore them as I feel there are worse forms of pollution. Of course readers versed in history know banana peels were not always considered so benign. In the 19th century banana peels were considered a grave public health menace. It must be true; I read it on the internet.
Today I nearly slipped on this particular banana peel until my mom senses alerted me to the threat. I felt a prickling sensation of danger, almost as if I were being watched. I turned back to see someone WAS peering at me from the bushes.
It was a tiny monkey! What is this: planet of the apes? Are the banana peels I see scattered all over the place supposed to be some kind of trap and not leftover after-school snacks wantonly tossed? He disappeared before I had a chance to question him but I did manage to capture the super-villain on camera.
Edit: Apparently, banana peels are welcomed by many gardeners as a source of potassium and/or worm food. They also repel aphids!
Sastpierre of Hamilton, Ontario says, “Last year, my rose bush almost died. It wasn’t doing well at all. This year with the bananas, my rose bush is back in full flower and looks healthy.”
You read that endorsement here on the internet. It must be true.