We use to watch the original Little Rascals all the time at my grandma Peterson's when we were little and that is my favorite saying. Stymie goes begging for food and gets an artichoke but can't figure out how to eat it he start peeling and peeling until he gets to the heart and then throws it away and says, "it might choke artie but it won't choke Stymie".
Well, Mya has the art of eating artichokes down, but the thing she didn't realize is that I have to cook them first. I was at the store waiting in line to check out and this older couple in the next line over kept looking at her laughing and smiling and of course I just thought they were thinking she was cute. Then I looked at her and saw she was hiding her hand underneath the sack that an artichoke was in. When I asked her what she was doing she wouldn't talk, she just kept her mouth shut tight. I began to pry open her little fingers and discovered she had been peeling off and eating the whole leaves or whatever you call them of the artichoke. I don't know how long she had been doing it but I felt bad because they are soo bitter and gross until they are cooked.
I don't think I will ever have to worry about her doing that again.