A Plus, or A +, the slim and slimy organ of the HKICPA, has insinuated its oozing, suppurating way onto my desk with the news (on page 4) that there was a thing called a Beat the Banana charity run on 4th March in which a bunch (geddit?) of accountants took part. Despite the name, this is not a specifically accountant-oriented event, but is part of the World Cancer Research Fund's worldwide fundraising programme.
According to the WCRF's Hong Kong website, the run is based on participants chasing a life-sized banana with the aim of beating it across the finish line. So, not beating the banana in the sense that my reader would have first thought of. (Admit it, Joycey.) And, curiously, by "life-sized", they mean a human dressed as a banana, i.e. the same size as a human being. In other words, not life-sized at all.
(That's enough about bananas - Ed.)