Comment: I had a creepy incident - the opposite way

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I had a creepy incident - the opposite way

My paramedic husband and EMT trained self were at a parade. A little boy got a piece of candy stuck in his throat. He was coughing, and complaining loudly about choking...And a crowd gathered round and a man began to position himself to do the Heimlich. I stepped forward and said "The boy is not choking, let him work it out" and I nearly got lynched.
Everybody know the sign for "I'm choking?" You put your hands around your throat. That sign was developed because choking people CAN NOT SPEAK. Or cough. Or move air at all, that is the problem. My advice at this point: Never attempt to dissuade a well intended mob from making the situation worse.

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