Sunday, March 1, 2009

Anyone for a Hiccup?

When things go bad….it kind of acceralates a chain reaction and you find that everything is going wrong around you…
I had a particular episode which is a case in point.
My exam day had dawned, bright and shiny, and though I had a bad night, trying to put my younger one to peaceful sleep and going through my notes in between, I got up feeling positive.
But that feeling just didn't last too long.
N’s fever shot up suddenly and I wrote part of the exam, carrying her and she was boiling hot… The clever tutors’ at LSJ had taken efforts to make the Law paper so hard that it was virtually impossible to finish it in time and that combined with the effort of carrying N made me lag a good 2 question behind schedule…
Well, not just that, K suddenly fell sick too and he even started with a loud new rather unheard of ailment -- hiccupps…
The first hiccup was just ignored, the second and third, partially, but when you have heard over a hundred hiccups, your patience wears thin and you cringe at the loud disturbance.(Well, please don’t doubt me, the love is there, of course, but the love gets lost behind the efforts of controlling this sound pollution!)
We tried everything, from water, to sugar, to tickling, to putting ice cubes down his body…but he just wouldn’t stop! But my poor husband was tired with the effort and I could just watch helplessly.
So we set off to the emergency (and he was at it for 4 hrs by then). Reaching there, I went to park the car. As I came running back, I find him standing in the queue, smiling and I wait for the next one, hiccup, that is….But miraculously, it has stopped and the reason…the nurse at the counter. He just walked to her and was in the process of explaining his predicament when he found out that the next great hiccup just didn’t come.
We came back after a brief consultation with the specialist, who gave him medicines, incase they returned. But my husband was of the opinion that the nurse was the best medicine and wanted atleast to get her picture...
We came back in a better frame of mind, had a coffee and then…he hiccupped again!
Any solutions folks, to this ailment?

7 comments:

Reflections said...

Just stand in the dark somewhere & when he comes into the room, catch him unawares with a loud startling BOO.

I'm speaking from experience & it has worked everytime:-D

Deeps said...

Ah!I was waiting for this post!
Have you seen the advert on TV wherein the man goes on a hiccup-spree and just when everyone around him is suggesting various remedies to stop the hiccup,his daughter suddenly splashes tomato sauce on his shirt and that does the trick.
Why dont you try doing that??

sindhu said...

Next time, Deeps and Nancy, I will jum at him from behind and splash tomato sauce...ah, am I waiting for it to come back?!

mesoliloquy said...

Sindhu, I had posted a comment I think 2 days ago. Can't see it.

Did you get?

mesoliloquy said...

I have seen that advt. Deeps mentioned.

You seriously need a remedy? This I read in reader's digest eons ago and have followed since. It works.

Take half spoon Sugar and keep it at the tip of your tongue and concentrate on it. Let Sugar melt slowly. See! it will be gone.

Renu said...

Two things always work..either shock the person by saying soemthing he can nevr do or think:) or have one tsp. sugar.I havwe tried both and both work:)

sindhu said...

Thanks Solilo and Renu, next time it comes, I will be properly armed!