Oh wow! Pride.

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This is a brag post.    Yesterday I was so proud of Junior Daughter I just have to tell everyone!

JD has been visiting from Spain and we have been spending some much needed and hugely enjoyable time together.

Yesterday was a shopping day.   We were wandering the supermarket when I heard the strangest sound, emanating from the adjacent  aisle.    Inhuman, if anything, like a donkey heehawing.    I ignored it.   Junior Daughter shoved me aside, muttering  “Someone is choking” and she ran.    A woman, on her knees, was busy choking on a glob of chewing gum.   JD had her on her feet and was administering the Heimlich Manoeuvre in seconds.  Out popped  the offending gum.   Me, other customers and staff, just stood gaping!

The woman was fine.   An ambulance was called (company policy?) and JD had the Shop Manager kissing her feet.   We made a quick getaway.

JD was very casual about the whole thing.   Said it had been part of her ‘Restaurant’ training.   And that it wasn’t her first rescue!

I have personally never been witness to anyone  choking.   It truly was the most bizarre sound.   If we had been in a restaurant I would, presumably have made the connection.   But in a supermarket?


Love you babe.   You are a star.

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14 Responses to Oh wow! Pride.

  1. One proud Mama and rightly so, just happy that everything turned out ok and she was in the right place at the right time…..a true hero….

  2. Pussycat44 says:

    Well done to JD! Mom can be justly proud.

  3. adinparadise says:

    Well done to JD! Thank goodness your daughter was there, and alert to that sound of choking. What did the woman say to her saviour?

    • footsy2 says:

      Sorry it has taken me so very long to respond! Apparently they spoke of the dangers of smoking. The woman coughed which caused the gum to gum up. 🙂

  4. colonialist says:

    Brilliant! Congratulations to the heroine!
    Wonderful to know what to do and be capable of doing it at the right time.

  5. Gunta says:

    Fantastic reason for pride…

  6. 68ghia says:

    Indeed a star Footsie!!
    Well done to JD 🙂

  7. Arkenaten says:

    Kids. Love em. I once nearly choked on some orange juice that went down the wrong way believe it or not.
    I couldn’t breathe, or talk and people at the table looked at me as it I was having a stroke or something.
    Eventually Ems clicked and ran behind me and a combination of slapping at first then the Heimlich and the juice came out and I was left gasping.
    Proud mum indeed, and rightly so.

  8. footsy2 says:

    I see! But am confused. Best I ask Col ….

  9. theonlycin says:

    Your pride is justified. Well done, JD 🙂

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