WHEN YOU CHOKE. BY MORGAN OTTO
Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, and sometimes you don’t realize until you are already done chewing and are ninety percent of the way done with swallowing that you are choking. Of course there were warning signs, everyone saw them, you included. Never in your life have you ever choked. Somewhere in the back of your mind you remember what you are supposed to do and say, but maybe you could get this one on your own. You know what’s happening, you know how to fix it, and if you try to tell someone you are choking there is no way that they would understand.
Now that you think about it you don’t remember taking that big of a bite. You were so caught up in the conversation you were having that you didn’t realize you had been piling food higher and higher into an impossible tower, and you still didn’t realize it was too much when you could barely stuff it into your mouth. Even though your jaw was sore and you could barely bite down, the thought of biting off more than you could chew was foreign to you.
What is worse is that you didn’t learn your lesson the first time. However you defiantly learned you’re lesson the second time, but no one would believe you. I mean, you just made the same exact mistake twice. You broke trust, and that is something almost impossible to get back. However what people don’t know is learning a lesson twice is the best way to learn a lesson. The first time can always be a fluke. Excuses like “I was unlucky” fly around in your head, and if you only make the mistake once that might be the case. If you don’t make mistakes often you probably don’t even think of it as an excuse at all, because after all that’s just the way the world works right?
So when you have bitten off more than you can chew don’t be afraid to ask for help, and if you don’t think you will receive help (or the help you need) from one person, go to another. If you ask someone “do you think this is an okay amount of food to eat”, why wouldn’t they try to be honest.