I can laugh about it now but, when it happened, I wasn’t laughing at all.
After my chiropractic appointment, I walked over to the nearby coffee shop to let my body integrate to the adjustment. I’ve discovered the hard way that my body does not do well if I immediately get into the car following my appointment. I purchased a latte and was on my way a short time later.
Unfortunately, the latte was on the HOT side and was undrinkable even after sitting for a fair amount of time. I opted to pour it into a mug that had been in my car since the day before, hoping the open mouth of the mug would allow the coffee to cool enough to enter my open mouth.
I was nearing work when suddenly a long stringy “something” was half way down my throat. For the life of me, I could not imagine what it could be. Actually, I could imagine. In fact, I imagined something long, stringy, and slimy. OMG!
The horrible thought of a worm in my coffee repulsed me. I started gagging and spit the coffee and stringy object out of my mouth…and onto my LAP.
Well, I was already horribly late. I did not have time to turn back for a change in clothes. And so I arrived at the office smelling of coffee, feeling as if I’d peed my pants, and pretty sure I looked as if I’d done so.
I walked into the office and ran smack dab into the CEO. Ugh!
Not exactly a shining moment.
I smiled, said “hello,” and hurried to my desk.