@KennethT - a man after my own heart (don't tell my wife!).
Your Fruit/butter knife story made me laugh out loud as it reminds me of various trips of ours with me hoarding local fruit back to our hotel only to have a butter knife (to deal with Mangos, passion fruit, jack fruit, and the like) to work with.
But we make do - anything for the love of fresh, ripe, local fruit!
BTW - I can tell just by the color of the pineapple alone, it was unreal - totally ripe!