last thursday was mother's day here in costa rica so the whole family spent the day at the finca.
someone came up with the idea of picking some mangoes to eat so i volunteered myself. little did i know what i was getting myself into.
as soon as i walked under the tree, two magoes came flying down toward the ground out of nowhere. apparently falling mangoes happens when they get too ripe in case you are ever standing under a mango tree. if one had hit my head i would have been out. cold.
so i get up in the tree, i'm reaching out to grab a mango and i hear "DON'T LET THE JUICE GET ON YOUR SKIN!!" uhm, what?? i thought this was going to be a piece of cake and then i wold get to eat some mango. apparently the juice or sap from where the stem of a mango breaks from a branch will actually burn your skin. i opted for the method of shaking the tree branch to get the magoes to fall down rather than pick them with my hands.
seriously, who knew mangoes were so dangerous??