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I was a persistent and stubborn child. One day, while in the grocery store with my mother, I saw pickles and absolutely had to have them! I pestered my mother until she finally relented,  and put a jar of the pickles into the cart. I continued to bother her, screaming “pickle!” until she opened the jar and gave me one. Well, my friends, those were NOT pickles! They were chili peppers…very HOT chili peppers. And my mother gave me one. And I bit into it. And I screamed my bloody head off until we got home. I guess she thought she was teaching me a lesson, and I think it worked. Later, in my adult years, she told me that story; and she said I never asked for anything in the grocery store again.