A few days ago I posted a picture of this really cool pineapple lamp on Instagram:
Isn’t it totally adorbs? Looks great in my little corner. Well later that night an old college friend texted me to call her that she had something funny to tell me. Curiosity killed the kitty so I called her and she started off the convo by laughing. So then I started laughing. WHY were we laughing? Finally she regained control and asked me if I knew the meaning behind the pineapple.
I said of course I do! It’s the symbol of Hospitality and Welcoming! All good southerners should have pineapples in their homes. But apparently NOT on the front porch! My friend, who didn’t want me to use her name, (LOL) said her hubby bought her a nice piece of jewelry with a pineapple on it. A friend told her that meant she was a SWINGER! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! I promise I am not making this up! I was like, what the actual hell?
Apparently there are rumors and ‘wives’ tales about this (get it? Wives tales?). If you find a pineapple on your porch in the morning it means one of your neighbors wants to swing with you. Take a minute. Go ahead. Right???????????? I couldn’t stop thinking about all my neighbors. NOT ONE WOULD I SWING WITH> lol. Not. One.
So I googled it. I google everything but this was hilarious. Everything from placing an upside down pineapple in your grocery cart to hanging one on your mailbox means you are looking to swing. Ain’t nobody in the Food Lion I want to talk to much less swing with. It reminded me of the time at a recent family gathering where someone said they thought it was legal to marry a first cousin in North Carolina. While we were all laughing I was looking around at all my cousins going, “NOPE”.
So while this is probably just rumor, I can’t look around my house at the pineapple décor and not laugh now. Thanks to my good friend. We had a great laugh and it reminded me of why I am so glad we became friends back in college. She made me laugh then too.
Off to the grocery store to hunt and gather. I may just toss in a pineapple, upside down, in my cart to see if I get any strange looks….lol