Would I allow the staff perform a maneuver on me?

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Yesterday's post about choking and then Michelle's subsequent comment (see further down the page) prompted some discussion at the office.

I asked one of the computer geeks at the office if she would prefer to choke to death on lunch in the office or allow one of the staff to perform a Heimlich Maneuver (haha, notice the cool "Joy of Sex" style illustrations) on her. Her immediate response was "absolutely, Heimlich the hell out of me". Which is pretty hilarious given the illustrations on that website. Actually that's not what she said at all, I paraphrased a little. Ok, so I exaggerated a lot.

But then the next question was, who was allowed to do it? And if we didn't get to Heimlich in time and we needed to move up a step, give her CPR, would her answer still stand? That definitely caused some reconsideration.

The whole thing got really complicated when we started to list the people that would be allowed to Heimlich us or that we'd be willing to Heimlich. Heimlicher or Heimlichee. Dan raised the point, do we want to die with dignity in the office or wake up to be told, "Dude, half the office had a go on you"! In other words, no dignity at all but still be alive.

This is an important social issue that needs to be resolved.

I suspect we should build some form of doomsday book to be consulted in the event of something happening. Everyone would have an entry. I bet there is a Web 2.0 idea right there. And if there isn't, I bet it'd earn some useful Adsense revenue.

The Photo

A dumped car massively over-sharpened.

Kerry, stop being a lurker. Make a comment! Tell us if you'd prefer to choke to death or have someone from the office Heimlich you.

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Posted: Friday, 28 July, 2006 18:37

Captured: 2006:06:11 14:44:38

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  • Yep, Heimlich me!
    Jody - Saturday, 29 July, 2006 1:30
  • By all means give me the heimlich. It just goes to show how important it is to have a good recent self portrait of oneself. You never know when you're gonna need a good obit picture.....
    Sandy - Saturday, 29 July, 2006 8:12
  • All that thrusting talk is a bit scary.....but I liked the woman on top piccy.....just the way it should be....can't imagine mounting XX even in the interests of dislodging a nut or seed.....me thinks I'd dash for the door and hope Gabby showed up....
    Michele - Saturday, 29 July, 2006 9:39
  • Sandy, I've often wondered what would happen if I carked it. I don't have a good picture of me. On the other hand, I'd be dead, what would I care? Michelle, I'm LOLROTFLMAOAPMP
    Dave - Saturday, 29 July, 2006 11:20
  • Come on Dave. If you were worried about looking like a dick on your way out choking, Im sure you would have to be equally concerned about looking like a dick in a obit photo. How sucky would that be. Some one suming up your life time of achievements, all the while, only to be over shadowed by a simple bad photo that makes you look like a complete pillac.
    Daniel - Sunday, 30 July, 2006 12:43
  • Totally unrelated, but your feeds are readable now - is this due to PP1.5?
    seriocomic - Sunday, 30 July, 2006 16:37
  • I only upgraded to 1.5 final this afternoon. I haven't posted anything since the upgrade. Otherwise I've been on 1.5 RC1 for months. There was a bug fix for the RSS though.
    Dave - Sunday, 30 July, 2006 16:42
  • Why am I "computer geek" in your story and Dan not only gets mentioned by name but also gets a link??? That's it...you're off my Heimlichable list.
    Karen - Sunday, 30 July, 2006 20:59
  • Happy Anniversary Dave and Gabba!!! Gabba tells me that it's been 14 happy.......blissful............"eventful" years...........OK, she didn't say eventful - but I felt pretty sure that they probably have been! And by the way - I guess you already know this - but it's all horses birthdays today too! Have a great day!
    Debbie - Tuesday, 1 August, 2006 11:41
  • Hope you've got somewhere nice booked! If not get your act together post haste. Happy Anniversary...
    Michele - Tuesday, 1 August, 2006 14:15
  • Congrats Dave & Gabba on 14 years...jeez you don't look old enough for that so you must have been babes when you got married. ( Clents been 2 years in business today too).
    Moz - Tuesday, 1 August, 2006 19:06
  • nice one!!
    TS - Thursday, 17 August, 2006 16:16

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