Monday, December 27, 2010

Silly Post


Man Sues Restaurant For Not Stopping Him From Eating An Entire Artichoke

A doctor {sic!} has sued the Houston's restaurant in Miami after he ate a complete artichoke that he ordered, including the spiny and sharp exterior leaves. He subsequently suffered "severe abdominal pain and discomfort," and a "exploratory laparotomy" showed that the artichoke leaves were jammed in his "small bowel." His lawsuit claims that he had "never seen nor heard of previously" an artichoke and that it was the restaurant's fault for not teaching him how to eat it.

"It takes a sophisticated diner to be familiar with the artichoke," says the man's lawyer. "People might think that as a doctor, he'd know how to eat one. But he was thinking it was like a food he might have eaten in his native Cuba, where you eat everything on the plate."

A spokesperson for the restaurant group told Business Insurance, "What's next? Are we going to have to post warnings on our menu they shouldn't eat the bones in our barbeque ribs?"

As explained, and the way we Medads do it, if to eat an artichoke one plucks off a leaf one-by-one, placing the wide side in your mouth and, with your teeth lightly grasping the soft part of the fibrous part you 'scrape' the leaf, leaving the soft part in your mouth. Repeat until you reach the soft inner heart. Then you carefully remove the 'heart' from the dangerous thistle-like leave enclosure


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What is left is soft and delctable and can be consumed whole.



Anonymous said...

I hope he doesn't try cocoanut or crab or oysters!
Do check out Michel Lotito in Wikepedia


Batya said...

What was the verdict? Don't forget that in America people have sued for burns from hot coffee they spilled when driving...