After 3 and a half years in China I think I’m slowly starting to think Chinese, I don’t mean Chinese language but Chinese logic.
The other day we were in a restaurant and one of my colleagues got a fish bone stuck in his throat, without even thinking I said “you should eat some dog”, “what???” he said, “yes, well dogs like to eat bones innit”, he gave me that look that I give them when they tell me that reading while eating is bad for my health.
Unfortunately for him he didn’t follow my advice and continued forcing huge lumps of rice down his throat in an attempt to dislodge the bone. This was all in vain however and he ended leaving the lunch early to go to hospital where a doctor failed to find the lodged bone (more food for me, HURRAY!!!!).
Anyway, at this rate I’ll be refusing to drink cold drinks and walking backwards in parks before the year’s out!
p.s. I since heard that when you get a bone stuck in your throat you should drink vinegar, on the basis that vinegar contains acid and acid dissolves things. Codswallop!!