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The Story of the Bananas: Of Regrets and Lost Opportunities

What?How many bananas did you just say you ate?

I was sitting at work a couple of years ago, when a colleague proudly proclaimed she had just eaten 5 bananas.

“What?” I asked, somewhat surprised. “All at once?”

“Yes,” she replied with a big smile. “I enjoyed the first, so I just kept eating. Isn’t that great?”

Well, bananas are good for you, that’s true. And most of us should eat more fruits and veg. But, 5 bananas? All at once? That’s a case of ‘too much of a good thing’, and at some point her bowels would likely make her regret her decision to eat so many.

You may not have experienced the after effects of eating 5 bananas, but maybe there are other types of regrets you live with. Probably bigger regrets than eating too much of something. I know I do.

“For all sad words of tongue and men, the saddest are these, ’It might have been’.” Continue reading