"Surgeons say growing numbers of amateur chefs are reporting to accident and emergency departments with what they are calling "avocado hand"; serious stab and slash injuries that are the result of failed attempts to penetrate the fruit`s hard outer casing with a sharp knife before encountering a resistant inner stone.
The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is calling for safety labels on the fruit to staunch the flow of injured patients to hospitals."
You don`t need to be a rocket scientist, a chef or a Mexican to know how to properly cut open an avocado, but with the incredible surge in the popularity of the fruit a lot of newbies are suffering serious injuries attempting to cut open the delicious treat.
I admit that I always cut open an avocado quickly because I`m eager to start eating it, but I`ve never come close to injuring myself.
Do we really need a safety label on the fruit, and what warning message would be on the label:
Morons should stick to eating fruit that doesn`t require a knife to cut it open.
Ask a Mexican American, who has years of experience eating avocados, for assistance in cutting this fruit open.
Don`t use anything sharper than a butter knife.
Writing this article has given me a yearning for guacamole, and I`m not going to don safety gloves when I prepare the scrumptious meal.
Photo of clueless idiot and Avocado Hand victim Meryl Streep:
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