While typing that, I was eating a banana that had (for me) sat too long. So that got me thinking it's Poll Time!
When is the optimum time to eat a banana?
When it's completely green.
When it's mostly yellow, but still with some green.
When it's completely yellow, but not terribly brown.
When it's a nice yellowy brown.
When it's all brown.
When it's black (aka, when I have to fight the fruit flies for it).
Um, I'm allergic to bananas.
Yuck! I *hate* bananas.
In my family, there's a nice spectrum of banana lovers. I'm of the "still a bit green" variety, mom likes yellow but doesn't mind a bit of brown, and dad fights the fruit flies off when eating his. And when he can't eat 'em? It's time for banana bread! Yum!