Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mansplaining Hiccups

"So the thing with hiccups is that you're trying to trick the autonomic nervous system... you know about the autonomic nervous system, right? You've got voluntary and involuntary muscles, and when you have the hiccups, you're like trying to overwhelm the autonomic nervous system so that it basically resets...."

Just then I remember that this woman is also going to nursing school in the evenings, and I catch myself, "Sorry, you already know about this, right?"

"Yes," she says, kindly.

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