Can somebody explain to me why avocados seem to bring out the very worst in people?
They seem like such a harmless fruit.
Plus they’re super delicious.
But there seems to be a bit of a trend emerging lately. And it really has me scratching my head.
Here’s the thing. I really love avocados. And if loving them leads to a life of crime, I’ll have to give them up.
And I really don’t want to do that.
The other day, I mentioned a story in the New York Post about a couple of thugs who pelted a bodega worker with avocados – even breaking the guy’s jaw.
And this morning, once again in the Post, I see a story about three men charged with grand theft after stealing avocados from a ripening plant.
I’m telling you. It’s a real head-scratcher.
The company estimated the avocado loss at about $300,000, the sheriff’s office said.
“We take these kinds of thefts seriously. It’s a big product here and in California,” sheriff’s Sgt. John Franchi told the Los Angeles Times. “Everybody loves avocados.”
Well, of course everybody loves avocados. But not everybody decides to take up a life of crime over them.
Or do they?
I’m telling you, this is a damned odd trend.
You’re not going to believe this!
I just found another news story about an avocado. This one a customer bought at Farmer’s Market, took home, cut open and discovered a bullet lodged inside.
This is really starting to get creepy.
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