As we left the dock, headed for our shooting destination for that morning, thick clouds rolled in but the sun continued to burst through.
As we put more distance between ourselves and the dock we launched from, we start to see less and less sun with far more clouds.
When we finally get to our setup fishing shot, the sun is totally gone and we are left with a dull sky.
As I look at the grown men who have just belly flopped on the floorboard of the boat, all failing to grab the banana from my hands, I yell... "What on earth is wrong?"
(I embellished a bit on that part of the story -- it was only 4 grown men, not 5)
They look up, all simultaneously yelling at me --
"YOU CAN'T BRING A BANANA ON A BOAT!!!"
I'm sorry, what? Why? Why not? The last time I saw anger like that I had pretended to throw the tennis ball and Veenie went for it. She then trotted back TOTALLY PISSED upon seeing the ball was still in my hand. This is the face they made over seeing the banana, totally pissed.
They proceeded to google "Banana on a Boat" to show me why you can't bring a banana on a boat. Because, you know, you can't put anything on the internet that isn't true. According to google, whistling and suitcases are also banned from boats.
"Another superstition that originated during that time is that bananas will cause a boat to sink. This belief developed after many boats never made it to their destinations, and all of the doomed boats were carrying bananas."
Have no fear though, guys, there is a repentance prayer.
A PRAYER TO BE DELIVERED TO EFFING BANANAS ON A BOAT.
Oh great Konpira
please, hear my plea
I am sorry for my mistake
A banana I brought to sea
it was an honest gesture
a noble means of nutrition
I had no ill intent
I brought fruit of my own volition
Please forgive my idiocy
I meant my friends no harm
We just want to go fishing
and go home with a sore arm
We beg of you to release the curse
upon which I have brought
In your honor I consume these bananas
a sacrifice all for nought