If you like garlic, but only the thought of skinning it drives you crazy, try our method: dry the garlic cloves (also works for baby onions) well before using them; then put some oil on you palms and rub it well. Then rub the garlic between your palms, and the skin should come off easily.
If you want the garlic clove chopped, place it on a cutting board, and then with the side of a broad knife give the clove sharp whack with your free hand, breaking it open. You will be able to remove the peel easily. If the cloves are going to be whole, drop them in boiling water for a minute or two and they will peel easily.
Also you can try dropping the unpeeled garlic cloves into a glass of cold water and let them sit for 1/2 hour or more, which should make things a lot easier.