You know when you can just feel that popcorn kernel stuck back there in the swampy recesses of your mouth and it’s totally infuriating?
Yes, your tongue slides past its smooth surface unsuccessfully, your toothbrush’s flimsy bristles just can’t shake it, and even your fingernail can’t quite unwedge it from the tight molar deathgrip it’s stuck in.
So the fork is dropped and the dessert lays unfinished. The conversation fades to a blurry, distant noise and the world stops around you as you just keep trying and trying and trying to get that darn popcorn kernel out. You close your eyes and squint, you tilt your head and you emit a deep-bass “nnnnnnn” noise as your body directs all available faculties at flushing this thing out. But it just sits there tightly, clogging and gumming up your entire system like a pile of defaulted mortgages.
And then, suddenly, when you think you have almost lost all hope…
it falls out.