J loves banana splits. He loves them, a lot. When we go out and eat out, he would look at the dessert section and if there is a banana split, more likely than not, he would order it.
I grew up reading Sweet Valley and the banana split was always mentioned. Archie comics would always mention it as well. I used to fantasize about this dessert and imagine it to be something really nice and awesome.
The first time I ordered one for myself, I was 19 I think. I had enough allowance on me that I didn't flinch when i saw it was around Php120. I thought, pretty fancy dessert and my expectations were set way way higher.
So there I was, all giggly and excited, fantasizing about something wonderful. And then, there it was. My heart dropped. I remember thinking, this is it?!?!?! This is what the fuss is all about?
OMG! (actually it was more WTF!)
It was just a banana split in half and then placed in the middle were 3 scoops of ice cream with whipped cream and some nuts and cherry. I didn't get it. What was so fascinating about it that all the characters in Sweet Valley and Archie seemed gung ho on it?
I was depressed. I could do the same thing at home and it would cost me less and I'd be able to do a lot more. Sigh ...
Now, I refuse to order it for myself. I REFUSE! And so ... there goes the story of the end of my love affair with the banana split. =(