There are tons of stereotypes about millennials: they like paying for expensive coffee, they're overburdened by college debt, they're crybabies, yadda, yadda, yadda. Now, I don't believe that all of these true and I feel like a lot of the tropes and jabs at millennials are often unfounded.
But there's one stereotype about millennials that is 100 percent true. And it's that they really, really, really love avocados.
So much so, that they're willing to be hospitalized for them.
How else do you explain the rising number of people being taken into the ER with 'avocado hand'?
That's right, every brunch-goer's favorite fruit that totally doesn't taste or look like a fruit is sending people in droves to the emergency room.
Because people just can't seem to stop cutting their hands while they try to peel or remove the pits from avocados.
Simon Eccles is the secretary and former President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeons. He said in an interview with The Times that he sees about "four patients a week" who have suffered from avocado hand.
So why exactly are so many people slicing their hands on avocados? A lot of it has to do with people's understanding of how to prepare the fruit for eating.
Eccles went on to say:
"People do not anticipate that the avocados they buy can be very ripe and there is minimal understanding of how to handle them," Eccles even suggested warning labels. "We don't want to put people off the fruit, but I think warning labels are an effective way of dealing with this. It needs to be recognizable. Perhaps we could have a cartoon picture of an avocado with a knife, and a big red cross going through it."
So stop trying to fish the stone out with a knife. Use a spoon, people.
My suggestion is to put that bad boy on a flat surface, carefully run the spoon through the skin and around the put, twist, and pull.
You can also check out this handy-dandy video guide.
But there's at least one person asking the most important question about the avocado hand epidemic.
Is it, though?
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