It’s a Banana plant !

Okay,  I’m blogging again. You’re wondering what this is all about…. a banana plant ?

Well, it’s a long story, but I’ll make it short.  Two bloggers  annoyed me , and I just cannot stay silent. I will not mention the names of their blogsites, but I know some of my readers had been there, and LIKED  the post.

So , what is it all about ?  This blogger  wrote about him being in a jungle somewhere in South America, and  told a story about being attacked by a snakelike reptile that was ready to devour him.

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Above photo is his.

So I was like,  Eh?  This is a joke, right. But , the  stupid me responded with ” Uhm, that’s a banana plant, and that purple ” head” hanging is eaten as a vegetable. Now, if that was a joke,  he should have responded with something like , I’m not serious…. of course, that’s a banana plant. ”  Then I would just scratch my head and say, Oooops.  But no, this was his response, to quote…… ” You are bananas. It was moving and the head alone is 25 cm. long. The mouth was opening and closing in regular intervals. Bananas don’t do that. Also , bananas are yellow.”, close quote.

Then another commenter  also responded to me ( and I’ve been reading this guy , )and occassionaly,  he writes a comment here on my blogiste )  , and it oozed with sarcasm…. “You eat these things like vegetables ? You guys are tough.”

Then I responded to him … ”  we have banana trees at our backyard back in the Philippines, and bananas are roadside plants  over there. ”

And he replied.. ” Are they peaceful in the Philippines? ”

Now maybe I’m just  effing dense, but I know mockery and sarcasm when I hear it.

And I . can’t .  let. it. slide. So I commented there again and posted a picture of a banana plant, and added,” they are peaceful in the Philippines.”

Here is a freakin’ banana plant…..

 

56 responses to this post.

  1. Ren, some folks are ignorant. It’s good to get it off your chest.

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    • I know. It’s not in my character to ignore this kind of situation. But I controlled myself and was being polite … it wasn’t my blog, after all. I just cannot tolerate that kind of behavior, especially if I’m right.

      And what I couldn’t tolerate was they mocked my family and the Philippines.

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      • They want to be right even when they are wrong, and when the correct information comes from someone who does not look like them, they have to try to make themselves sound superior by mocking.

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        • One commented ” It’s banana plant… well, part of banana plant…. and this blogger’s response was, ” how come it’s moving ? ”

          Then another commented ” be careful…. that’s scary/// or something like that.

          Maybe he deleted the pic that I posted there. Ahahahahaha !

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      • There’s a fine line between humor/sarcasm and just being insulting as in “jerk”. I had a similar experience recently… hence the concept of my “Karma Plant” was born… I think your “banana-plant-guy” had better be careful 😉

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        • He is a serious blogger, a traveller who goes to places ” less travelled”, and that’s why I find his posts so interesting. So that one about that reptlle – like thing that he saw in the ” jungle ” confused me. I was expecting a twist at the end of his post, like the full photo of ” that thing “. And his readers we’d be like, Ha ha , its a banana plant !

          I’m sure we’ve all eaten a banana at some point in our lives ( lol ) but I’m sure as well that not all know where it comes from and what the source looks like. Thinking back, I feel it’s a dishonest narrative. He doubled down with his replies.

          My comment was very innocent, by the way. Back when I was a kid living in the Philippines, the ” empty ” lot right across from our house was planted with banana plants ( and we had them at our backyard, as well ). The neighbors had decided that all empty lots should be productive ( with the property owners’ permission, of course ). And so, when I saw that photo on his post, I was like, oh, that’s a banana plant, and innocently told him so. I guess he didn’t like it, . Oooops, sorry. LOL

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          • I wonder … what if the post had been about a delicious monster?
            lol

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            • Oh, my. Guess what, I’ve seen a banana fruit that is 2 feet long and as thick as a can of soda. It tastes like banana…… can you imagine what the whole bunch looks like in the tree, and what that hanging purple thing looks like… I haven’t seen that . O_O Oh wait, the color of this banana is purple.

  2. Yeah, even though I occasionally fall into the trap myself, I pretty much hate sarcasm. I think it should be mandatory that all people travel outside of their home country, because it would definitely change a lot of things when people’s horizons are broadened.

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  3. oh… feel speechless…

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  4. People will say anything for an interesting story. I am glad you called them out on it.

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  5. Wahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  6. Such ignorance, have they never seen bananas? Patawa naman yan. I love banana heart cooked in coconut cream 🙂

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    • Or in kare-kare ?

      He’s a traveler from Europe. Most probably he hasn’t seen pictures of banana trees. Oh, wait, a banana plant isn’t even a tree. He he

      Right. I thought it was a joke. Maybe he thought no one would know. Ha ha… I think he’s the type who doesn’t want to be challenged. I’ve read some of his responses to comments on his posts, they are downright rude.

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  7. Glai told me about that the other day too and I looked at the photo, Then looked at it and looked at it and went “Soooooo….a banana met a dragon fruit and…”

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  8. Your story made me laugh out loud. Thank you!! Needed that today

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    • I’m glad it made you laugh ! ! I now find it hilarious. ( I was actually annoyed and kind of angry when I posted this…… now I find it funny, he he )

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      • After the fact we often find things to be funny. I’m from Africa, so can you imagine how many stories I’ve had to hear about lions roaming the streets etc… I sometimes used to get a bit irked by the stereotyping, now I just send them wild animal safari pics and tell them that is what our garden looks like 😉

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  9. Banana tree or snake? I’ll take your word for it cos to me it looks like an alien. 🙂

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  10. Well that’s the closest I have come to eye rolling in a long time. Perhaps this travel blogger needs to spice up his adventures but something so obvious is pushing it a bit and fair enough for mentioning it, it’s the defence of the original assertion that makes it all the more stupid. Google Banana plant and see the similarities, it’s not like we can’t all do it to see as you pointed out with your last photo.

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    • ” it’s the defence of the original assertion that makes it all the more stupid “………you nailed it , Ste J.

      Should I have just zipped my mouth, and not said anything ? I couldn’t help it, Ste J ! !

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  11. Hello, Ren! It’s good to be back (after 3 years, I think?) and this is the first post I have read today. 😀 Let’s have some banana split!!!!!!!!!! Let those morons be morons. LOL =)

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  12. Posted by Rebecca Dawn on August 12, 2016 at 3:41 am

    oh snap!
    I never laughed so hard!
    Good for you, Ren! You tell them!

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  13. We all have our own reality I guess.

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  14. It’s hard to educate people who think they know everything. Just tell ’em to behave or you’ll send the entire banana tree after them.

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  15. I think your response was gracious enough. Some people are ignorant but won’t admit it.

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    • I don’t think it’s ignorance. The blogger is very intelligent ( he’s a lawyer ) and his blog is serious and no- nonsense… and that’s the reason why I was totally baffled . Like maybe this was just a joke, and at the end, we’d be reading, just kidding ,folks, it’s a banana plant.

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  16. snake like reptile?! LOL… funny guys… they should research more or just admit if they are wrong 🙂 sarap kaya ng puso ng saging 🙂 you should have tell them then tale of the charm from the banana blossom so they can have super powers to be more smart 🙂

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    • I seriously couldn’t tell from his post if he was joking or not. I mean, it was a totally serious post, and some of the comments were serious, too, like, be careful next time… the jungle is such a scary place.

      And I’ve been reading him for years….. he never joked…. he never even wrote anything funny.

      I’m sure he knew it was a banana plant. I guess he posted the wrong picture. ( although the banana heart does look creepy, LOL )

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  17. Good that you decided to post this.. atleast that will spread awareness among people who are ignorant. I mean – snake like reptile? hahha 😀 I’m from India and parts of India (especially southern India) have a ton of banana plants too 🙂

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  18. Reblogged this on Hello Creatives and commented:
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  19. You have great blog. 🙂

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  20. This is so dumb it’s hilarious! Not you but the idiots that annoyed you. I could understand your ire – I find myself like this dozens of times every week!

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