Me: Alex, are you OK? Did you swallow wrong?
Alex: No, (croak)...I swallowed right (gasp)...the water just went down the wrong froat*.
Me: (laughing) (choking on my water) (gasp)
Alex: Are you OK? Did you swallow wrong?
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This incident reminded me of the time years ago when my father was showing Simeon a magic trick where he would make it appear as though he could switch his wedding ring from one finger to the next with just a slap of his hand on a table. Simeon liked the trick, but wanted more...
"Now, can you make your tie switch to your other neck?" He requested.
That would be a nifty trick.