Diners as in Eaters.
"""A Miami doctor is suing Hillstone Restaurant Group, parent of the Houston's chain, after a bad experience with an artichoke...... he ate the entire thing, leaves and all.
According to the legal complaint via the Miami New Times, he suffered "severe abdominal pain and discomfort," was admitted to the hospital and an "exploratory laparotomy was performed where artichoke leaves were found lodged within [his] small bowell [sic]."
[...] He's suing for an unspecified amount for "bodily injury, resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical and nursing care and treatment, and aggravation of pre-existing conditions.""""
""""The lawsuit alleges that the server never asked if Carvajal knew how to eat an artichoke and that the restaurant had a "duty to train its table servers to explain the proper method of consuming an artichoke."""""
<Next he'll sue God for shorting him in the mental department. Now remember, this man graduated from MEDICAL SCHOOL).
Even a complete dolt could tell that the artichoke was not going down gently into that good night. How could he persist? Did he eat the choke itself? That is absolutely, utterly inedible!
When I first ate an artichoke, even I could figure that out. If it is sticking in your throat, piercing your cheeks, or causing a major gag reflex, then stop the eating. Just stop.
Who is the stupidest diner that you have ever encountered and what food "challenge" made him "special"?
Will you cop to any of your own? <I'm off the hook with my vague arti-"CHOKE" story>.