Thursday, February 4, 2010


I love the site ‘’; they just seem to be exactly like me. The people on that site are always talking about mailing bananas, and how people say they can’t but they do. Well, I goggled and found out that you can!

So my friend in California was the target of my experiment. Before Christmas, I got a banana, addressed it and drove to the post office. I got a little scared so instead of going in, I opted for putting my banana in the blue box outside; thinking it would be fine since I had a stamp on it.

A few days later, I got my banana back WITH A POST-IT attached, saying I need more postage.

A few days later and a new banana (I wanted a green one so by the time he got it, it would be ready for him to eat it) I went to the post office. This time, I went in.

It was the week before Christmas and the line was long. I walked in with my banana and held my head high. People were looking at me as if I was crazy, I felt like all eyes were on me, and my banana. Finally I let them know ‘I read online you can mail a banana, so I thought I would try it’ the girl next to me was very negative and told me how ridiculous it is; I should put it in a box or something. My reaction? ‘Yea, but how happy would it make you if you woke up, and checked your mail; and there, in your mailbox was a banana? It would make your day’ and she agreed and another women chimed in and agreed and said, at least now they have some excitement; see if the banana gets through or not.

They started talking amongst themselves and finally it was my turn to go up. I held my breath and did a little prayer, and up I walked.

I was lucky and got the nice lady that helped me with my cupcakes before. She smiled and looked really happy. I told her I would like to mail my banana. She mailed it and I asked if anyone has tried this before.

She said no, but a couple weeks ago they found a banana in their box outside, but it didn’t have enough postage so they sent it back. I said ‘omg!! That is what happened to me!’ and she then informed me, with a really big smile, it was probably my banana.

So, I told her I would let her know if it made it or not, and she was really excited. As I was walking out I heard her yell ‘remember that banana we found?! That was her!!’

Well, the banana never made it.

I think it was a mix of the holidays and them being busy though.

So, on Monday, I went back to the post office with my banana.

The nice lady wasn’t there, and I had a grumpy man that CHECKED to see if I could mail a banana, even though I told him I had done it before.

Thank goodness my banana went through (oh, and I asked if I could ensure it, but he said no, in case anyone was curious).

A few days later my friend shared this with me: