Friday, September 28, 2007

That Bananaman is No Dope

This morning, when I greeted the bananaman, and as usual, selected a large banana from his pile, he called my attention to the fact that he now charges two different prices for bananas. The large ones are 35 cents, while the smaller ones remain 25 cents. He obviously knows how to do his math and did the same kind of analysis I did about banana prices by weight.
He apologized for having to raise the price, but said that by offering two prices, he hoped to keep everybody happy. I said it was no problem, and though I had a quarter already in my hand, I decided to stick with my large banana and went digging for an extra 10 cents. I was fumbling around a bit trying to find it. I was about to tell him I could give him 8 cents now and 2 more later when he started to tell me not to worry about it and that I could just give him the extra 10 cents on Monday. But just then I found a dime for him, so we were all squared away. We wished each other a good weekend and I went off to work thinking "I love my bananaman...."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incredible.

Anonymous said...

Haha! I love your random stories. They're the type of things I think about but never really share... what I'm trying to say is that I appreciate reading them:)

Anonymous said...

Bronx Chica- that is so cool . I wish I could appreciate a fruitguy or coffee stand guy.

Hazygrey said...

I love your bananaman too.

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