I was in a restaurant this evening when the man at the table next to me made a sudden gagging noise.  He stood stiffly up and lumbered into the middle of the dining room.  I got behind him and performed the Heimlich maneuver.    Wow! It worked immediately!   Thank you, Guardians, for blessing me with this experience to do good! 

Know the Heimlich!  If you are by yourself and you start to choke, don’t forget you can try using a piece of furniture or the corner of a countertop to put sudden pressure on your diaphragm ala Miranda in season 2, episode 5 of Sex in the City.  Yeah, it can go wrong, but you may not have many alternatives.