Ok, here's how we stand today -- 44 inches of frostbitten, way too expensive, barely alive banana plant. We will take the temperature weekly. Should shrinkage or even death occur, you will not be spared the message. If, however, we see leaves of hope, that too will be shared.
You can choose to believe the head of the IMF (and he's smart, ah but then again, he dated one of my best friends), or you can choose to believe a banana. (Which has been better for your health in the past six months?)
The county extension agent is on site to ensure accuracy. Albert may be a dimwitted sonofabitch, but he's an honest one.