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Are These Pre-Peeled Bananas the Stupidest Grocery Store Move Ever?

Creamy 2012/09/21 19:00:00
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I didn't think it was possible to be this stupid... but apparently, a grocery store in Germany went there. The store peeled some bananas and then wrapped them up in plastic wrapping. WHY?!?! The banana peel is nature's way of providing your fruit with protection. Le sigh.

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  • MyDaydream90 2012/09/22 00:54:45
    No, I think it's brilliant. I hate peeling bananas!
    MyDaydream90
    +13
    I'm not that lazy and I wouldn't buy these; however, they did that so that they could sell the bananas that had already begun to turn brown on the outside. That's why some of them have the ends cut off too; they had probably turned brown there as well. It's a way to maximize profits and minimize waste. I suppose people would buy them to use in Smoothies or recipes.

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  • Adam 2012/09/23 21:44:53
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    Adam
    +1
    It's PROBABLY stupid, but not totally unfounded. Bananas get brown on the outside, and look unsightly, long before they stop being of use in things like breads. In fact, I work in a grocery store, and I find people who look for the brownest, even blackest, bananas they can find for bread. We will wrap up brown bananas and mark them down in price for these people. I can see them taking slightly brown bananas, and peeling them in order to be more presentable. The problem is that they will brown extremely fast once they are out of their skin, and there is a market for browning bananas that makes this so much wasted effort. On top of that, bananas are priced with there weighty skin on, and sold by the pound, so you are losing money there. It's a lot of effort for very little payoff. Just wrap brown bananas as they are, and sell them for a slightly less price per pound then these peeled bananas. You will get more money, and much longer shelf life, for a whole lot less work.
  • ☠Paranormal people!☠ 2012/09/23 21:35:44
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    ☠Paranormal people!☠
    THEY ARE JUST TAKING THE FUN OUT OF THINGS!!! XD
  • Emma 2012/09/23 21:32:28
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Emma
    +2
    How lazy does a person have to be to not want to peel a freaking banana?
  • Emma Emma 2012/09/23 21:35:13 (edited)
    Emma
    +3
    Seriously. It takes like 2 seconds
    EDIT: Although it's more bang for your buck considering your getting like 4 bananas.
  • Skylaris Alanis 2012/09/23 21:26:25
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Skylaris Alanis
  • Rogue_L... Skylari... 2012/09/23 21:27:23
  • #1maggot 2012/09/23 20:04:55
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    #1maggot
    +3
    thats for lazy ass ppl
  • marty 2012/09/23 20:02:05
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    marty
    I don't foresee myself buying a pre-peeled banana. Even if it took me a whole minute to peel a banana and I was jonesin' for a smoothie all of ten seconds faster, I wouldn't buy 'em. ...Now, if I needed 3-4 bananas for smoothies/pudding/bread/whatever AND they were cheaper than normal nanners, I'd consider buying 'em.
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2012/09/23 19:33:23
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Mark DeBarbieri
    There has to be some kind of preservative in that package, which I am sure is of a toxic nature, but many people will go for convenience over safety, just like when popping a pill and knowing about all the potential side effects.
  • CrazyJason 2012/09/23 19:00:43
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    CrazyJason
    +2
    Opening the plastic & having to cover the rest of the bananas is more effort than just peeling 1 damn banana.
  • BabyBear 2012/09/23 18:58:07
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    BabyBear
    +1
    Even when I smashed two fingers and could only use one hand- bananas are not the hard to open. Besides, once they're peeled they go bad too fast.
  • BReeZY!!!:D 2012/09/23 16:23:11
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    BReeZY!!!:D
    +1
    if you want to eat a banana and cant just peel it yourself then thats pretty damn lazy. Is this seriously what america has come to?
  • Spence 2012/09/23 16:03:41
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    Spence
    +3
    Gotta love laziness. Before you know it, pre-chewed food for those that don't wanna exhaust their jaw muscles.
  • T. James H 2012/09/23 15:52:05
  • cheetahlover156 2012/09/23 15:20:19
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    cheetahlover156
    +1
    Are people that lazy to not want to peel bananas?
  • bill.fife.3 2012/09/23 15:15:55
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    bill.fife.3
    +5
    ...Unless you are a Chimp:

    Chimp banana
  • john n bill.fi... 2012/09/24 09:07:51
    john n
    A++
  • Farnsworth 2012/09/23 15:07:05
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Farnsworth
    and lazy...geeze, they have to be treated with something to keep from discoloring.
  • Who wants a cupcake? 2012/09/23 15:01:24
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    Who wants a cupcake?
    +2
    wow thats dumb laughing gif laughing gif laughing gif
  • Omegaphenes 2012/09/23 14:40:12
    No, I think it's brilliant. I hate peeling bananas!
    Omegaphenes
    +1
    Will help cut back on driving accidents.
  • Rob Williams 2012/09/23 14:21:07
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    Rob Williams
    +2


    As long as the skin of a banana isn't broken it's safe to eat regardless of how brown and squishy they may be.
  • Helmholtz 2012/09/23 14:04:19
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Helmholtz
  • Vikki 2012/09/23 13:17:13
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    Vikki
    +2
    This is just sad...
  • abigail-13 2012/09/23 12:51:13 (edited)
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    abigail-13
    +3
    Some lazy ass mofos
  • knoodelhed 2012/09/23 12:42:50
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    knoodelhed
  • zebsmom 2012/09/23 12:29:09
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    zebsmom
    +2
    Dang. I didn't see the facepalm option till I'd already clicked "stupid."
    Nothing like reducing shelf life while adding plastic packaging. It's not like bananas are all that hard to peel
  • ShamshirMkII 2012/09/23 12:23:29
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    ShamshirMkII
    +1
    I will never believe that humanity could ever be this lazy DX!!
  • auron 2012/09/23 10:54:59
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    auron
    +2
    Not as stupid as this.....

    banana in plastic


    or this....

    banana in plastic
  • Mopeder 2012/09/23 10:53:29
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Mopeder
    +1
    That is purely retarded.
  • Joe61 2012/09/23 10:01:43
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    Joe61
    +1
    any way to make it more expensive to buy...
  • sandra 2012/09/23 09:52:41
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    sandra
    +2
    Very Stupid ! Who can be that lazy ?.....
  • sandra sandra 2012/09/23 09:54:50
    sandra
    +2
    It can be understanding ,if people have severe Arthritis or other medical reasons making peeling a banana difficult or impossible.
  • Emma sandra 2012/09/23 21:34:28
    Emma
    +3
    I guess that's one excuse... but you most likely don't have that issue. This wasn't made for people with arthritis... it's made for lazy American's!
  • sandra Emma 2012/09/23 23:22:53 (edited)
    sandra
    lol,
    I`m a lazy person but not that lazy, lol....
    And it just seems gross.
    They seem contaminated somehow since they have been tampered with.
    I think it is stupid!
    I would like to know their reasoning behind such an idea,just plain old weird. yucky
  • Emma sandra 2012/09/30 13:47:09
    Emma
    +1
    Exactly. Who could have fingered that banana... or stuck it up their hairy butt?
  • sandra Emma 2012/09/30 13:57:15
  • Red 2012/09/23 07:05:23
  • diane 2012/09/23 07:03:31
    FACEPALM!!!!!!!!
    diane
    +2
    at least no-one can slip on a banana peel and sue some poor bloke
    ,
    "and she slipped on a banana peel and went for a ride,..." that was about the only free ride we had left! :) x
  • kenzington.pratt 2012/09/23 06:11:49
    Yeah, that's pretty darn stupid.
    kenzington.pratt
    +3
    i dont even think that can be classified as stupid. thats so dumb that it doesnt even work if your to stupid to peel a banana you shouldnt get one
  • Red kenzing... 2012/09/23 07:06:33

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