Another Banana Story

After yesterday’s post about NCUA’s banana- like strategy to impose  rbcapitalus fungus on credit unions, I was reminded of Jim Blaine’s blog from April 2015.

It is the story of a banana, a swimming pool, a librarian and “uncommon organizations serving uncommon people.”

Future Leaders Should Go Bananas!

The sun was simply sweltering and I was sitting poolside at one of those golf-prison hotels, trapped between lost and found and nowhere.

That’s when the question first came to mind. It wasn’t the result of any great thinking to be sure. And, the thought probably had no source other than the impatient infection of boredom, which arises from waiting on a “next-a.m.” flight to someplace you’d rather be now. Comprendez? Done there, been that?

The cosmic question was “Does a banana float?” Not just any banana either. One of those large 16-ouncers which usually only come three to a bunch and end up being much more than your appetite. Well, let’s stop right here for the quiz. What do you think? Does it or doesn’t it?

“Does a banana float?”
Check the appropriate box:

☐ Yes  ☐No  ☐Maybe
☐ This is insane.
☐ None of the above.
☐ All of the above.
☐ Only in ice cream.

I will give you three bits of information which may help you with your answer: 1) you have no clue to the correct answer to that question, because this bizarre thought has never crossed your mind; 2) this is not a trick question; so don’t over-analyze it; and 3) there are two important, related questions you must also consider in addition to the first one. 

Those two questions are:
1). “If you peel the banana does the peel float?”

☐ Yes ☐ No ☐ Maybe
☐ This is really weird.
☐ Need NCUA ruling.
☐ A and B.
☐ Only in salt water.

2). “Does the fruit core float?”

☐ Yes ☐No ☐ Maybe.
☐  I’m telling!
☐ Yes, then no.
☐ No, then yes.
☐ Only in California.

Give those questions some serious thought. Mark your answers. Don’t give up on me just yet; we are heading somewhere with all this! But first, let me finish telling you about that poolside experience….

To finish this story with Jim’s moral  click here.

3 Replies to “Another Banana Story”

  1. Knock knock: who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock: who’s there? Banana. banana who? Knock knock: who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

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