There are things we do not think that make our lives much easier. Personally, I have two pear trees in my backyard and they offer me nice big pears. My problem is that I have to climb every time I want to pick a few, because the pears are a little too high. I was tired of having use the ladder, so I "patented" a really practical tool:
A fruit picker!
It is easy to do, just make a hole big enough for the fruit to be able to enter the end of a plastic bottle and then screw an old broomstick into the neck.