The Water Chestnut - Archenemy to the masses

Sneaky acquatic vegetables... they are everywhere.  They sneak in to Chinese foods and sometimes into stews and other salads.  Why?!  Why?!?!?

It looks so beautiful in it's natural form straight from the water, but out of a can they are just crunchy celery imposters... and don't think I like celery either.  It is another one. 

I am pretty confident that water chestnuts are sentient beings that were sent from outer space to monitor our thoughts and therefore I do not eat them.  I cannot be drawn into their interstellar outdoors plot for pod person world domination.

I suggest you avoid them as well.  They are quite sneaky.

Perhaps this should be in the nemesis category, but alas, an archenemy it will remain.