I have to bring this to my blog – I posted this on Facebook on January 31st at 6:37 pm.
So…a guy at the bar at the local Chili’s literally saved my life tonight!! I choked on a crouton from my grilled chicken cesaer salad and he gave me the heimlich . Wow!!
And here are the comments that followed:
APRIL M: HOLY COW! January 31 at 6:40pm
WES S: Wow – have not seen anyone use that pick up line before :). Glad you are ok… January 31 at 6:53pm
WANDA M:OMG. Glad you are ok. January 31 at 6:55pm
NANCY J: Oh my gosh. You have a hero! That must have been scary. So glad you are ok. January 31 at 7:13pm
HEATHER P: Whew, that was a close one!! You see?! And here I was thinking salad was GOOD for me?!! WTH! Did you get his number? THAT would be such a cute “how did you two meet” story, wouldn’t it?? January 31 at 7:24pm
STEPHANIE A: I’m so glad you’re okay! January 31 at 7:31pm
CHRISTINE B: Wow, I’m thankful he was thinking on his toes. Glad you are okay!! January 31 at 7:39pm
HEATHER (ME): So, here’s a back story regarding coughing. My mom has been on blood pressure medicine for years and it makes her cough (a lot) and people always look at me funny when I’m not doing anything about her coughing – I know she’s not choking, just coughing. I tell my friends when they worry about her coughing that until she bangs on the table she’s fine. Tonight I am definitely choking and I forget our code – bang on the table! My mother is laughing all is said and done and she knows I’m breathing because not ONE person tried to help her when she was coughing only seconds before I accidentally inhaled the crouton into my throat. And, as far as “how did you two meet” he was a retired USMC drunk (or at least one drink away from) and I’m just glad he was at least cognizant enough to save my life!!! I offered to buy him a drink before my server told me that he’s in there drinking (too much) all time. Also, he was WAY taller than me which meant that he ended up doing the heimlich a little higher up than my belly button area and I think I will be all bruised tomorrow. My mother jumped up from her chair and started whacking me on the back and he jumps up, a chair goes flying, he pushes my mother aside and next thing I know he’s making a piece of crouton go flying out of my mouth (sorry if someone slips on that later). In true, Heather, fashion the whole thing made me pee my pants!! LOL January 31 at 7:39pm
LISA H: Glad you’re ok! January 31 at 7:41pm
HEATHER (ME): Thanks everyone – I like to keep things interesting! For the record, tomorrow is MY New Year’s Day since the real one sucked with being in the ER. I wasn’t planning on ending my year 2x on a bad note. 🙂 January 31 at 7:42pm
RANDI T: Holy moly! Thank goodness he reacted with a cool head in a crisis! Are you ok? Any broken ribs? January 31 at 7:44pm
CORINNE E: Was he cute? Did you get his number so you can thank him properly? 😉 January 31 at 7:46pm
HEATHER (ME): Nothing broken…no numbers exchanged…a little bruised, I think…and definitely (above all) thankful!! January 31 at 7:48pm
CORINNE E: glad you are ok Heather!! January 31 at 7:52pm
HELEN V: Wow, that was far more interesting then my evening! January 31 at 8:16pm
HEATHER (ME): I would have been okay with a dull evening LOL January 31 at 8:25pm
DAWN S: Happy that someone stepped up to the plate to help, glad for mom too =) January 31 at 8:48pm
DAWN S: Side question what meds does ur mom take ??? You can pm me if you’d like. I cough too, wonder if we are taking the same thing January 31 at 8:50pm
KARA B: Marines kick ass!!! Better bruised than dead. Glad you’re still with us. I hope you hugged our hero. January 31 at 8:50pm
TUESDAY W: OH MY GOODNESS! January 31 at 8:52pm
TUESDAY W: I am SO glad that we are hearing the story from YOU and not someone else!!! Angels were watching out for you! Xoxooxxoxoxoxo January 31 at 8:52pm
MEGAN K: Wow. Glad he was there drunk or not! January 31 at 8:53pm
JENNIFER W: I read this and thought, “only my best friend!” Glad he was there! January 31 at 8:56pm
LIZ M: oh my girl, I am so glad you are ok, and thank goodness for him!! 🙂 February 1 at 12:33am
LISA G: I am glad you are ok ,but your story made me almost pee my pants laughed so hard I cried! Will you please write your book already! lol! February 1 at 8:16am
SCOTT (MY BROTHER): Omg!!!!! This could only happen to you. I’m so glad that your here to tell us about it.
Tell that Guy thank you from your brother 🙂 February 1 at 8:42am
I have to tell you…stuff like this has been happening to me my whole life. Today there was an “incident” with a BIG roach and the service elevator at work. I did a little dance, almost got stuck in the elevator, and then jumped out to avoid said roach. If there was a video I’d probably win some money!
The thing is, I’m not sure I’d want my life any other way. I have great family. I have great friends. And they ALL. LOVE. ME. JUST. THE. WAY. I. AM!! I’m not sure why they do, but they do and I’m giddy about that. 🙂