All those with a dirty mind must refrain from reading this blog. Not that I
do not have one but I know some, who do. Blekh, coming back to the topic?
So, yesterday, I come back from school and I see freshly bought bananas on my kitchen counter. Bananas, the fruit guys! (just sayinn’ =p) Anyways, so I pick one up to fight my hunger pangs and gobble it up (yes, I was that hungry). Since, the size of that banana was quite inadequate, I ate another one…
Now this is where the story begins. Like Batman Begins. And ended up in a trilogy. Yea, something almost like that. So, when I had the second banana, I was almost full and didn’t find any need to eat another one. That’s where I went wrong. I somehow found myself restless and uneasy. I have to eat the third banana, I say to myself in horror! But I wasn’t hungry. I didn’t want to but somehow there was a pushing force, something more like a forcing move.
Why? Why was this happening? Why couldn’t I digest the two bananas without feeling uneasy and not comfortable?
I’ll tell you why. Yes, I have the answer, how awesome is that? (you don’t get to answer your own questions that often, now do you?) Ever since I was a child, me and my siblings had always heard our mom say :- ‘No you can’t eat one banana! Eat another one!!‘ We being the innocent kids of that time, respectably ate another one. ‘No, two bananas?! That’s not good for health! Three is the number, Sarin. Teen kailey khao! (eat three bananas!)’ And so we ate the third one as well. Sigh.
What exactly was behind this logic? I’ll tell you (yes, I have the answer again *wink*). It was a myth. Yes, a Myth. Created by my forefathers and still managed to exist. As a kid I used to think it was a tactic our Mom used, so we could eat Bananas in abundance to have a fresh and healthy diet. Well, it was sort of a tactic, but there was more to it than just that.
• 1 banana :- If you eat one banana, you get constipation. Yes, you read that right. This is the most uneasy state when you apply a force, almost equal to a woman who applies while delivering a baby, to ward off the undigested food from your body. Yes, it happens when you eat One Banana. One.
• 2 bananas :- You get loose motions if you eat two bananas 🙂 Loose motions, for crying out loud! This is the state when you do not have ANY control, whatsoever, over your potty timings. I’m sorry, I just had to type that.
• 3 Bananas :- You’ll be bestowed with the best of health if you eat 3 bananas!! Yes, good health! How soothing.
And so, this was the myth I’ve been raised with and I’m definitely planning to train my kids the same way. It worked, right? It definitely did.
There have been multiple myths created by the lovely earthlings and honestly, as stupid as the myths can get, they’re always very interesting and are always enjoyed by me, atleast. Like the black cat and the bad luck which comes along with it, only by placing your eyes on the poor black kitty. Racism, I tell you! :O
And so, I ended up eating just the 2 bananas. Apparently and surprisingly, I’m all fine and in the best shape. Atleast, for now.
Do you believe in myths? Or find them utterly stupid? Do share the interesting myths, you know about!