What I Did
I drove to my local grocery store and practically bought out the entire avocado section. I had seven avocados travelling down the moving belt at the checkout, and of course, the woman behind me had to make a snarky comment. "Someone likes avocados!" I smiled and said, "Uhhh, yep, sure do!"
Really though, they weren't all for me. My family is avocado-obsessed as well, so they polish off one or two a day on their own. I ended up having to go to the grocery store every three or four days because avocados have such a short period of perfect ripeness. I kept the ripe ones on the top of the pile (as you can see).
I did learn a trick from someone at the checkout (on my second trip), who also noticed me buying a slew of avocados at once. She said, once the avocado is ripe, put it in the fridge, and it'll be ready when you want it. Brilliant. That totally saved me some trips to the store, some dough, and some sadness, because part of me died inside every time I cut open what I thought was a ripe avocado, only to find it completely grey and bruised on the inside.