* It happened like this: She was eating an apple on a fork. I asked for a bite. She said no. I asked again. She said yes but took the apple off the fork. I was very small and wanted to emulate my big sis, so I insisted she put it back on the fork and let me eat it like her. She refused. I took the fork, "and," she says, doing her best Paul Harvey imitation, "now you know the beginning of the story."
**I know some people are adamant about using "sneaked" instead, but what can I say? I'm from the Southwest (USA), and that's how we say it chez moi. That and "drug" instead of "dragged," as in "he drug out all his toys." :P