#1 Artichoked: Doctor Sues Restaurant Over Thorny Vegetable11-18-2010, 04:10 PMArtichoked: Doctor Sues Restaurant Over Thorny Vegetable
Doctor claims restaurant is responsible for telling customers how to eat
By TODD WRIGHT
Updated 2:01 PM EST, Wed, Nov 17, 2010
If you are what you eat, chances are Arturo Carvajal isn't a thorny vegetable capable of ripping up a person's intestines.
The Miami doctor is suing a local restaurant after he knowingly ate an entire artichoke, thorny leaves and all, and then experienced excruciating pain afterward.
The lawsuit, filed against Houston's in Aventura, essentially claims the restaurant was responsible for Carvajal's pain because employees didn't tell the man that he was supposed to eat the soft meat located on the inside of the artichoke, not the entire thing.
That's about as bad as suing over hot coffee, but then again, that cost a certain chain millions in damages.
According to the lawsuit, a server suggested the grilled artichoke to Carvajal, who responded he had never seen or even heard of an artichoke, but decided to order it anyway. At no point, the lawsuit states, did the waiter tell Carvajal how to eat the dish.
We also assume, the waiter didn't show him how to use a fork or spoon either, but we digress.
After devouring the artichoke, Carvajal experienced severe abdominal pain and had to go to the hospital. Doctors found artichoke leaves lodged in his small bowel and had to perform surgery to remove them.
"Arturo Carvajal suffered bodily injury, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life..." states the lawsuit.
The food ignorant doctor is looking for at least $15,000 in damages.
They let this guy practice medicine? :eek:
11-18-2010, 07:41 PM
The Darwin principle in action!
11-18-2010, 07:57 PM
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Nowhere does it say he is a medical doctor.
More likely he has a PhD in Liberal political philosophy to be this stupid.
11-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Couldn't resist. :DSolve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
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11-18-2010, 10:46 PM
I still don't understand how this could happen. I started eating artichokes as a little kid but one munch on the worthless part of the leaf should be all it takes.
Honestly, I never encountered crab or lobster until I was maybe 18 or so (living as far as possible from an ocean will do that to you) but it never occurred to me to eat the shell part when I did experience them.
11-18-2010, 11:26 PM
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ETA: this whole thread is causing me to crave a steamed artichoke....Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
11-18-2010, 11:40 PM
People often hear me say that I hate people. I don't have a problem with an individual person but people as a whole, I loathe. This is one of those reasons. I wish I could pinpoint where exactly personal responsibility went down the shitter. I'd be willing to bet that the waiter didn't "suggest" the grilled artichoke but more than likely it was mentioned as one of the specials. Now, when I go to a restaurant and the waiter mentions something I have no clue what it is, I tend not to order it. But that's just me.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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