Sunday, November 14, 2010
have you ever wondered what a dehydrated banana looks like?
This little doozy was taken to work by myself, author of this here blog, with the intention of consuming it sometime in December 2009.
However, over that period I was in charge of editing a very large handbook and hence desk was covered in paper from Christmas onwards and thence through the entire winter. Desk became known as the sinkhole.
Banana pictured above was discovered underneath a pile of draft chapters sometime in March 2010, possibly as I prepared to do a little tidy up in preparation for my week off to go on my Arvon course.
It was perfectly preserved! Not rotted, as one would have expected, but fully dehydrated by the over used but obviously effective heating system at my office, during what was possibly the coldest winter in Britain for many decades.
It also explains why I drink around 4 litres of water a day at the office!
Pictured banana could not be reached for comment as it was disposed of immediately after posing for a few snapshots (on very poor camera phone).
Author this here blog is still mortified but intrigued by the incident some eight months later!
What is the worst thing you've ever left somewhere/under something for months on end, only to find it somewhat.....um....disfigured?!