Woman Returns To Office To Find Banana She Left There Nine Weeks Ago
With bigger things on her mind at the time, a woman in Glasgow woke up on 12 May with the terrible realisation that she had left a banana in her dessk drawer nine weeks ago when the lockdown began.
Mhairi-Louise Brennan said she couldn't stop thinking about the abandoned fruit, with visions of a 'squidgy, liquid mess surrounded by fruit flies and maggots' haunting her.
She tweeted a video originally that she'd put Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl over, but deleted for fears of being sued (I think Gwen would have quite liked it), and wrote: "Just imagine the song 'this s*** is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S' in your head as I dramatically open the drawer, K?"
She added: "The unknown was killing me so I've drove to work to see wit the damage was. I present... a nine-week-old banana."
Before she'd been to investigate her fruit, Mhari-Louise wrote on Twitter, saying: "Knowing there is a banana in my desk drawer in work, which has been there since a week before lockdown is making me feel anxious."
Knowin there is a banana in my desk drawer in work, which has been there since a week before lockdown is makin me feel anxious.
- MLB (@mlcoolj2) May 12, 2020
So, she headed back to the office to inspect the damage. Thankfully, she said, the was no smell. And, instead of an oozing mess, she was 'shocked' to find the banana had merely shriveled to
'some kind of black crispy cardboard material'.
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Brennan nonetheless gave her desk 'a good clean'.
Someone offered up a bit of helpful advice to the poor girl, saying: "I've seen this before and cannot emphasise enough. Do not break the skin. DO NOT BREAK THE SKIN."
Others simply shared their work/food fears on Twitter. One person's dinner from before lockdown looked like it could've walked itself to the bin, to be quite honest with you:
I had a lunchbox in my boot it was there from start of lockdown took it out this week... :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/pGznOZtVWc
- WilliamGoldieJnr (@WilliamGoldie91) May 12, 2020
Someone else let us into their dirty secret, writing: "I have an Easter egg in my locker from Easter 2019. I might be made redundant and that is my legacy to the company."
Another has the same worries: "I put a pint of milk in the fridge in my truck the day before I got furloughed and I can't mind if I took it out, that was nearly 8 weeks ago now."
Safe to say, many offices are going to need a good old clean by the time we eventually get back to them.
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