Avocado: (n) a fruit with tough leathery skin and a large stone
For years the avocado has taken great grief for being ugly on the outside and then having a pit or stone that is much too large for its contents.
I really sympathize.
Even though my skin does not resemble an alligator, I am not horribly attractive on the exterior, and being rather obese, I occasionally will take some teasing, or worse, inconsiderate advice from the meandering masses.
I think the avocado would probably agree with me when I say that the problem is not with the oversized pit, but rather, the undersized fruit.
In my case, I have it figured this way: I am not really fat–it’s just that I was intended to be 8 feet tall. Consider it a mistake of creation or a mutation of evolution–whichever your preference tends to be.
Also the avocado suffers from the malady of occasionally being tasteless. You will find one that is sweet and absolutely delectable, but often it is as flat as bargain-brand mayonnaise.
So the only claim to fame for the avocado, as far as I know. is that it is one of those “perfect” foods.
In other words, if you found yourself trapped on a desert island and all that grew there were avocados and bananas, you could live a full, long and healthy life. You’d probably want to kill yourself on Day Nine for want of the bacon and chicken breast to go with your avocado sandwich, but medically you would be sound.
The thing I do like about an avocado is that it draws out one of the better human attributes: looking for something good to say.
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