It takes days for a banana to reach the right degree of ripeness.
I hate bananas when they are green, as hard as a rock and difficult to bite into.
They leave that bitter aftertaste in your mouth and you can't go to the toilet properly for days. When they start getting yellow it's slightly better, but still not great.
When they get spotty, that's when we are talking. They release all the fiber and leave you feeling satisfied with your healthy snack.
But sometimes you cross the line, and forget a banana lying around. It gets overly soft and starts smelling rotten. It lies there, all abandoned on one side of the table.
And you wonder… am I gonna age like that too?