Hick and I must have our daily potassium, without taking those awkward horse pills they gave me that time I ended up in the ER with severely low potassium. It's a chore, really, trekking to the store twice a week for bananas. I buy eight at a time. Four for Hick, four for me. One a day. It's not like I can buy a case of them and dole them out through the month.
The best bananas were from Country Mart. With my local store closed for renovations until October 18, I am loathe to drive over to Sis-Town to that branch for my bananas. Which means I've been getting them at Save A Lot. They've never had good bananas. Usually, their bananas are short and stubby, and ripen too fast. However, this week they were more green, the way we like them. There was a new drawback: STEMS!
Why should I have to pay for the STEMS? It's not like they can be eaten. When I pay by the pound, I prefer to be purchasing edible material. I won't go so far as to accuse Save A Lot of conspiring to defraud me by selling stemmy bananas. This is not a regular habit for them, unlike Walmart injecting their meat with water.
Anyhoo... this thought was on my mind because a few days ago, I was watching Extreme Cheapskates reruns and saw a lady who PEELED HER BANANAS before buying them! Seriously. She took a big ziploc bag, and left the peels in the bin with the other bananas. The look on another customer's face was priceless! I am fully aware that shows such as Extreme Cheapskates play up people's eccentricities, and stage some of the footage. This gal even picked the grapes off the stems, although such stems weigh next to nothing.
Save A Lot needn't worry. I don't have the guts to snip off the stems before buying bananas.