Talk about going bananas!
Each time my siblings come to visit, they come bearing gifts. The gifts vary depending on the sibling and can be anything from clothes to chocolates/cakes/cookies to jewelry to tech gadgets.
However, this time when my brother arrived from Hong Kong day before yesterday he had a carton with him that drew my curiosity. It had rectangular holes in it and was marked fragile.
One would think that such a carton would contain a breakable item like glass or crockery or crystal. That was not the case here. Look at the pictures below to witness what was revealed when the carton was opened.
Yes bananas! You must be wondering why the hell someone would bring bananas from Hong Kong. Well, apparently when my brother was last here, Abbaji was telling Muneer, the chauffeur and Shamshad, the housekeeper that one of the varieties of bananas that we get in Hong Kong are 9″ in length. They thought he was pulling their leg so my brother was told that next time he came to Karachi he should bring some to show them. And so he did!
I am not a banana fan but even if I were, one of these bananas would be an entire meal don’t you think?
My brother tried to convince me to take a comparative shot of the imported Hong Kong banana with one of the smaller sickly ones that Muneer had bought but I refused. Why insult the local banana? And I have actually seen some pretty nice and shiny ones here too. So there!
I used to make fun of people who brought back fruits and vegetables from other countries but I guess no longer can … sigh! My brother is offering a Rs. 1,000 award to anyone who can find a better looking and larger banana that is ‘Made in Pakistan’.
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