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Updated on December 7, 2011
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Photos by Stephan
Don't Eat The Bananas!
Don't Eat The Bananas!


There are always Rules to follow, and most times we do. Sometimes reluctantly, and sometimes we question, but in the end, we follow.

We are now in Sunny Florida after driving a day and a half...And sharing the driving... We got to bed at 5:00 am after saying we'd unpack in the morning. "Rules" came into play, and we decided Rule #1, let's get it over with...and so, we unpacked, that's how we wound up going to bed at that ungodly hour...Bleary eyed, but Happy.

Rule #2 we weren't going to let ANYTHING bother us, you know, don't sweat the "small stuff". Even when we got the phone call from our Condo Owner on the way down informing us that the "Balcony" was under repair and we wouldn't be able to go onto it, or open the sliding doors. "What day will you be down" she asked sweetly, and I thought you'd be taking a "Cruise" first". I said "HUH"? "No, we are on our way down and should be there by Friday". "Oh she sighed, it will be done by then". "RIGHT"...we said.

Rule #3, don't forget Rule #2.

The Condo looked Great and CLEAN unlike the year before. The Condo Owner told us that she'd gotten a "New Cleaning Girl". We said, "Thank You".

Rule #4 we saw as we were taking a walk around the garden. It pertained to the "Banana Trees". Don't Eat the Bananas! This letter was posted with Instructions so carefully worded and written. People were eating them before they became RIPE, and the "Banana Tree" committee was not going to stand for anymore of that! So if we saw ANYONE eating the Banana's we were to report them to the Office or the Condo. Association. We wondered what the punishment would be... Would that person, or persons, be strung up next to the tree? And if there was more than one person, in Bunches, like the Bananas.

Lover Man ran to get his Camera, and he snapped the "Letter, and the Bananas", there were no Rules that said, "Do Not Take Pictures Of the Bananas"...So he figured it was safe to do so.

Rule #5, I promise to get back to reading your "Hubs" once again, as I've missed all my Wonderful Hub Friends...See you all soon!


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    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hi Daydreamer, Thank You, I always appreciate what you say, and your Comments!

    • daydreamer13 profile image


      6 years ago

      This is excellent! I really liked reading this. Well written. Bravo!

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hi James, Happy New Year to you and yours...Yes, I'm back in Sunny Florida, but I've been out of touch with Hub Pages as we are looking at a "BARGAIN" to buy...That will be some story to tell!

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Glad to see you are back in Florida with your sense of humor intact. Happy New Year! :)

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hi Nighthag, I like that, "A glismpe into my World"...Thanks so much for the Compliments.

    • nighthag profile image

      K.A.E Grove 

      6 years ago from Australia

      A joyful read, thanks for sharing this glismpe into your world. simply wonderful

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hi Acaetnna, I try, and of course when I get such Compliments, I know it was worth the write!

    • acaetnna profile image


      6 years ago from Guildford

      Brilliantly well done and so amusing too. I loved it.

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hi Elddwen, thanks for stopping by and for all your Lovely Comments and of course, your Vote, my Friend.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      This one is a true gem, I loved it and have to vote an up up and away here for sure.

      Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.


    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hi AttemptedHumour, It's fun to find Humor in our everyday lives...So glad you Enjoyed this Banana Escapade, Thank You for your Comments.

      Now Mckbirdbks, Would YOU? Mmm, I'm making sure NO ONE picks them until they are RIPE!

      Hi WillStarr, So glad you Enjoyed...I really had fun doing this one!

    • WillStarr profile image


      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great Hub, funny, and great points!

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Enjoy Florida, stay away from those bananas. :)

    • attemptedhumour profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Hi B, you always manage to find something amusing to write about and you banana escapade proves the point. Cheers

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      I'm Eyeing those Bananas "Always Exploring"...and they are looking Good! So glad you Enjoyed the story...And Cheers to you too!

      Oh Alicia, I would never break the Banana Rule...I've got my Eyes "Peeled" watchfully on that tree! So Far Florida's weather is delightful!

      I guess they do Movie Master, and they do have a point. I was just having a little fun and thought the Banana Tree Rules would make for an Interesting Hub!

      Rules are very necessary in Condo Buildings, I so agree with you on that subject, Flora. You know I was just having a little Fun with the Rules...But I do, in the end, Respect them. Love it here and will Enjoy the Winter, so Thank you!

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      6 years ago

      Rules are very necessary, especially in my condo building. No vacuming, laundry, loud music, or dishwasher between 10pm and 9am. Enjoy your winter in Florida!

    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love the heading on the banana notice 'Attention all residents' they obviously take bananas very seriously there...

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I hope that you have a wonderful winter in Florida and enjoy eating bananas without breaking any rules, b. Malin!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Loved your funny story. Have a great winter. Watch out for'them bananas. Cheers

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      And here I am Alocsin, Hubbing once again and so Happy to see you and visit your Hubs as well. Thanks so much for Enjoying my Fun Hub on Florida. And a special Thank You for your Votes!

      Hello Nell, yes, I'm Enjoying all this Sunshine, but watching my Face, Protecting it. So glad you hate Rules and Regulations too, us Rebels need to stick together.

      If the FDA comes after me, maybe I can trip them on a BANANA Peel. I'll be by today Breakfastpops, Breakfast sounds terrific!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      6 years ago

      When you get settled come to breakfast. Oh, remember to stay away from the bananas. The FDA might come after you!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, lucky thing! all that sunshine! I love the remark about stringing up the people next to the banana's! I hate rules and regulations, they go in one ear and out the other! lol!

    • alocsin profile image


      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Well, welcome back. I was wondering what happened to you. Anyway, great hub as usual and enjoy the sun. Voting this Up and Interesting.

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Hey Rosemay, yes, that Letter truly says it all...I just knew when I read it, that it deserved a "Hub". Thanks for your Wishes to Enjoy...I will!

      Hi Drbj, Actually one can eat the Bananas once they are considered RIPE...But I'm still leary of the Banana Tree Committee...New RULES are always being posted!

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Gail as I Hub away, they are working on the Balcony, quite NOISY to be sure...But hey, the Sun is Shinning and Life is Beautiful. So glad you enjoyed my Hub and I'm sure my tales here will grow! Thanks for your VOTE UP, as well as and the Funny and Interesting votes.

      Hi Fiddleman, So glad you Enjoyed!

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for all your warm (pardon the pun) well wishes. It's great to be here!

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Haha such a long letter to say 'Please don't pick the bananas' Lol Love your suggested penaties.

      Enjoy your winter ...:-)

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Welcome to Paradise for awhile, b. even if you cannot eat the bananas. Very funny, m'dear. Waiting eagerly for your next installment.

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      Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 

      6 years ago

      Cute piece, but please "no bananas"!

      How really great that you're down in sunny Florida for another season of~ "missing out on the upcoming northeast winter". Very cool, but since you're in the sunbelt, & it's warm where u* are, I'll just say, "most awesome", to u* both!

      Enjoy, enjoy, & look forward to much, much more,~ of your wonderful creative writing.

      LOL to U2, & keep Hubbing!

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      6 years ago

      Woowee! Howdy, great hub.

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      I loved this hub and am glad you and lover man are now in your nice, clean condo. I was cracking up about the bananas when you got to the part about what the penalty for eating them would be.

      Voted this hub up, funny and interesting. Hope you enjoy the winter and am looking forward to hearing Florida tales.


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