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Thanks, Nature

I was out for a brisk walk the other day when I decided to do some intervals. I picked up the pace, alternating some faster jogging with my typical top-speed walk. I was huffing and puffing a bit when a bug flew in my open mouth and hit the back of my throat. Sick.

I went through some quick mental Olympics: Do I swallow? Do I hack? Do I stand here trying to figure out what to do before I attempt both? I, of course, picked option three, standing frozen for 10 seconds before I combo swallow-hacked. I don’t know if he went out or in, but the neighbors got a good two-minute show.

I know I’m not the only one with a buggy experience, so share your stories! A friend of mine had a moth fly in her ear while on a walk, so in comparison, really, what’s an itty-bitty bug in the throat? —Erin

  • Suck it up and swallow.
  • Hack and try to get it out. GET OUT!
  • Attempt both and remain disgusted.
  • Barf.

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