A few years ago I wrote about the Pineapple as the Symbol for swingers. Thought I’d tweak it a little and let you all decide! Keep it clean in the comments!
One evening, 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! HA! 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.
UPDATE: I have heard from literally thousands of Swingers that attest this is TRUTH! So now you too will wonder if every time you see a pineapple, is it welcoming or do they want to swing? Or both? lol Even after finding all this out, I still have pineapples everywhere. They make me happy and now they make me laugh too. Just what the world needs lately. I’m no swinger but boy the stories I have received because of my original post on this. So share this post with a friend, then later when they are least expecting it, toss a pineapple upside down on their porch or send a picture in an email or snail mail and say nothing! Let’s all have a little fun. We deserve it after all. I mean this pandemic has taught us that we need more fun in our lives! Right?
So, Peace, Love, Margaritas and Pineapples Y’all! 🙂