Ok I am a bit of a kiwi nerd..
I get a knife and cut off the opposite end to the stalk. Then I go to the other end and carefully run the knife around the end, digging in as far as the little woody thorny bit in the middle but taking care not to cut through it. Then, I ease the end off with the knife, a bit like opening an oyster, hopefully taking the very sharp pointy woody thorn with it. If you have never tried this, you will be amazed at just how sharp the little thorn that comes out sometimes is - and some of you are just eating that!
Anyway, then I sit it on one end and slice downwards carefully to remove a section of skin, then rotate, and slice again, and repeat until all the skin is removed. With practice you can do it without losing much fruit at all. Finally, I cut it in half, lengthways, and each half I cut into four quarters.
Oh yeah, then I eat it!