I have a drinking problem, and it reared its ugly head today. Unexpectedly. Uncontrollably.
I was minding my own business, having a cup of tea, when the problem hit: I forgot to stop breathing when I needed to swallow. You'd think by now that I'd have the process down pat, but obviously not. A mouthful of tea, a drop of it in my lungs, and I was facing my computer. Yes, the danger was great.
My lungs tried to cough, my lips tried to stay shut, and my tongue tried to swallow even more. I won't go into any more detail than that, other than to say that by the time the danger had passed, I had to wipe a little tea off the keyboard. And I think, for the first time I can remember, I snorted some tea through my nose.
Such is the shame of my drinking problem. Don't let it happen to you.