The Choker

January 24th, 2011

The Choker - Behind The Awkwardness

“The whole family seems to be so content as I choke off to the side… this is the epitome of my life. No big deal. I am alive and well now – no thanks to any of my relatives :)”

(submitted by Taylor)

61 Responses to “The Choker”

  1. Deb says:

    The only one who clearly saw this was the photographer and even he or she was just as oblivious as everyone else in the room. Glad the little girl survived, no thanks to those around her!

  2. chrissy says:

    I nearly choked looking at this picture! Hysterical! this happened to me while eating Taco bell nachos.. got a tortilla chip stuck in my throat.. choked and couldn’t breathe all the while my mother and sisters kept piling in their burritos watching me! Quick thinking I gave myself the Heimlich up came the chip and basically the story of my life..don’t wait for my family do it myself! lol this story looks all too familiar!

  3. heather says:

    LMAO at this one, and I’m glad you’re okay…

    This reminds me of the time I almost drowned while my family laughed at me from the shore.

    In retrospect, funny… at the time, not so much.

  4. Karen says:

    Bahahaha! I love this. This could be me! I’m glad you lived!

  5. Amber says:

    Guessing you are a middle child too. This could have been me!

  6. JD says:

    Do you know how much it hurts to try and not make a sound while laughing at this photo?? My mother just came in the room, and thankfully that meant I could let it all out. I didn’t want her to hear me laughing and wonder what was going on in here!! I sure needed a good laugh, too!! ;-)

  7. Melissa says:

    OMG I laughed for a good 15mins straight at this pic. I’m crying just thinking about it! Totally made my day!!

  8. Lynn says:

    This is EPIC! I adore it. And I am so glad the little girl is OK.

  9. Bonnie says:

    i’m sure they wanted to help, but they were told not to spoil the picture or get in the way of the picture. it’s not that they don’t love you, it’s that they really wanted that picture.

  10. Val says:

    I almost wet my pants laughing at this, I am so sorry,I have been wondering what the family said when they saw this,did they notice you finally?

  11. Daniel says:

    “oh honey! hold still!! Let me get this picture! K now run along…”

  12. Hannah says:

    Omg!!! I laughed till I cried, literally! Poor kid, but it did make a great picture! :)

  13. Steph says:

    hahahaah this picture is great, I can’t stop laughing at it!!

  14. Jimbo says:

    “Oh, Annie….cut the drama, pick your plate back up and eat those frikkin’ rutabagas!!!”

  15. rayray says:

    I love that the little girl sucking her thumb has such big hair!

  16. molly says:

    just put some ‘tussin in there!

  17. carol says:

    I would be right there by your side in a second, and I don’t even know you! Poor kid!

  18. MarneyWannaBe says:

    Did someone stray from the Recipe for the Proscuitto Pinwheel?? Poor young Lisa will someday grow up and be required to contribute at the adult level.

  19. Erat says:

    This picture had me laughing and crying at my desk.
    Daphne-that’s hilarious! Your regulation casserole dish!

  20. Tammy says:

    It looks like the other child is smoking.

  21. Janie says:

    Is there something in her cupped hand????

  22. Lori says:

    And this is what happens if you don’t use a regulation casserole dish. You’ve been warned.

  23. powermuffin says:

    I come from a similar clan. They ignore even your imminent demise but when they have a problem, it’s a Federal case.

  24. CarrieM says:

    Funny! Not only is everyone ignoring the hand clutching the throat, someone’s actually taking a picture. And we all know it’s impossible to look good in a picture where you’re choking.

  25. Matt says:

    “Shut up, Meg!”

  26. beckster says:

    The man in the back is looking over as if to say, “hey cut that racket down over there, the adults are trying to talk”

    If her childhood was anything like mine, it was her brother taking the pic of her choking, just waiting…

  27. Daphne says:

    OH NO, after one more look I am sure that I see a “regulation casserole dish size” on the table. If so that really explains why no one is paying attention to the little girl. As we all know “regulation casserole dishes” are very rare!

  28. Daphne says:

    OMG….. I can’t stop laughing. I am sorry that this happened but the pix is just too funny.
    Glad your OK now.

  29. PaulaNancy says:

    “Annie! Annie! Are you alright?”

  30. Devon says:

    Hahahahaha *crying* hahahaha amazing really noone cares a bit! Oh that’s epic!

  31. Pat Cummings says:

    The family knew how to handle violet’s latest bid for attention.

  32. patricia highsmith says:

    Woman eating cake is mentally composing her hysterically cheery Xmas newsletter.

  33. heather says:

    They were probably thinking “Aw, just take a picture, it’ll last longer (than her anyway).”

  34. Tim S says:

    Squirt a little Windex in there, you’ll be fine!

  35. Sam says:

    And a Marney is born.

  36. LHM says:

    I feel bad I’m laughing at your expense … but I’m glad you’re ok today : )

  37. Jenna says:

    At least the kid seems to know the international sign for choking….Mom, maybe not so much. Or her macaroni salad was just to enticing.

  38. lauri says:

    The woman in he chair looks exactly like my cousin. Maybe it is? Poor choking girl, lol, why were they taking a pic of it?

  39. maggieb says:

    I feel bad that I giggled at this one!
    Who in the heck was taking the picture?

  40. MidwesternMom says:

    way to capture the moment

  41. Kathy says:

    It’s not easy being a middle child…I feel your pain sister.

  42. C says:

    You’re turning violet Violet!

  43. angie says:

    You poor thing! That picture is hilarious though.

  44. Louise says:

    Awww! You are a big deal, I care!

  45. cookie says:

    ignorance- thy name is “bliss”…

  46. Ryan Donoghue says:

    ah, walk it off. You’ll be fine

  47. Modine says:

    Oh the poor kid. Who would even be taking a picture of this special moment?

  48. Nicole says:

    good thing your guardian angel was hovering over your head.

  49. Lulu says:

    this is great….sorry…glad you’re ok…but I just picture the pictures motion by motion….

  50. Sharlee says:

    Seems like she’s turning a bit purple.

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