I was in Birds the Confectioners today in Bramcote and whilst waiting for my coffee I got thinking about an event that happened to me as a young boy. The confectioner's cafe was busy and every table was taken including one with a young family opposite. One of the children on that table had just been given a banana milkshake and seeing this stirred my memory.
As a ten-year old I had been to the dentist to have my first ever filling done and one side of my face was still frozen as we sat down in the Kardoma cafe in Derby. My step-mum had ordered me a milkshake as a treat for being brave at the dentist and I eagerly pushed the straw into the non frozen side of my mouth and sucked. Back at Birds the boy opposite me did the same.
Imagine my suprise as the ten-year old me found the milkshake pouring out of my mouth and down my shirt, the frozen muscles unable to control it. Just as I'm smiling at this memory the present day boy opposite me does the same! His Mum leaned over and said "Oh dear, it'll soon get the feeling back." She then called the waitress and asked for a cloth to clear up the mess- explaining to that her son had been to the dentist.
How wierd was that?