Tuesday Expert Advice

Dear Cupcake,

I was wondering—you know how when you’re talking to someone and suddenly you have that thing happen where you kind of gag/swallow on your own words/spit? It happens very quick and your mouth and throat become partially spasmy for half a millisecond. Like you’ve swallowed the most miniature tsunami imaginable. My question is what do you do when this happens? Do you say to the person you’re talking to “Oh lookey there, I just had a little gag/swallow/tsunami thing happen, HA HA!” and then take another sip of your strawberry daiquiri OR should you just get up—mid conversation—and run away, screaming “FIRE!”
—All Freaked Out in Fargo

Dear Freaked,
Good luck,

4 Comments on "Tuesday Expert Advice"

  1. The Zadge says:

    Is your advice the same if said gag/swallow/spittle occurs because, hypothetically speaking, someone is wearing adult braces?

  2. I’ve been to Fargo frequently in my younger days. And I saw the movie. I can assure you this type of thing happens often there.