I wrote a piece recently about vegetable peelers. Boring subject right? That’s what I thought too.

In my little pea brain, vegetable peelers are a fairly mundane product. I don’t talk about vegetable peelers at cocktail parties or discuss them around the virtual water cooler at work – and I’m completely the guy that brings up random things to talk about.

If I’m going to be honest with you, which I tend to be, for the past 40 years I’ve thought they were called carrot peelers.

I suppose my family ate a lot of carrots back when I was learning the names of kitchen utensils. It wasn’t until last week that I learned they’re called vegetable peelers. Color me enlightened.

The point being, I went through a significant part of my life not caring much about this particular product.

You can imagine my surprise – and gratitude – when I got a meaningful amount of feedback after I posted this article. People wanted to express to me their thoughts about their own vegetable peeler decisions.

Who knew.