|We've left the bell on this one and cut it off the other|
After much teetering, he slid the bag down the bunch and allayed my fears. The bunch was still well and truly green but the fingers were nice and fat like the lady had been treated to a little too much cake. Wielding his cutlass he deftly slashed the topmost hand off at the wrist with one blow. Grabbing a banana leaf and with the knife between his teeth he swung bang down to the deck with the treasure. (Well, maybe not but a little story's better than the mundane truth, right?)
The hand weighed in at 875g (waaaay too much cake indeed) and is now resting in the fruit bowl with a ripe banana. Fingers crossed it will ripen before the rest of the bunch. I love bananas but I don't think I want 30kg or more all at once and there's a limit to how many you can palm off to friends and family before they give you the finger.