Something else I learned today, is I've been opening my bananas wrong my whole life. I've always started at the stem and peeled down from there. (that sounds dirty, lol)
Anyway, that's ass backwards. You're supposed to start from the other end. that black flat piece at the end lifts right off, and you peel from there. No fighting or squising involved. I tried it, and it really works.
And all of you are going to tell me that you opened it wrong too, so I don't look like the only stupid one, ha ha
You're in this skin for a long time, you may as well be comfortable in it.