By Holls - 12/04/2012 13:47 - United Kingdom - Bristol
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33, OP didn't (necessarily) say "what's wrong with your face", she asked why he was puffing his cheeks. There are tons of reason people might do that -maybe the food they ordered is too spicy, or they're trying to whistle, etc. I would've asked too (if it's spicy food I'd know to avoid what he's having, if it's the whistling thing then I could commiserate over our mutual lack of ability). Asking a simple question does not make a person a jerk. And sometimes "what's wrong with you face" is a perfectly valid question (like if it were all blue and purple and swelling horribly)...
They're more common than you think. 300 children a year. I said roller coasters was the worst because I used to be extremely afraid of them until 11/12. And once I found out what I'd been missing, I went on a roller coaster streak. It's a big impact on your life. It's one of those things that you never realise that it even happens until it happens to you or somebody close to you. I was a bit shocked because my only symptom was a very strong headache (although I later went temporarily blind in the top right corner of both my eyes. Which lasts between 2 and 3 weeks). But the doctors said that you can get them very easily if you're unlucky. They've had patients who have had them from having their head too far back while getting their hair cut!
I wouldn't worry about it, I mean yeah it's embarrassing for you, but it doesn't sound like he was upset or anything. If anything, it's probably a common occurrence for him.
A stroke at 12, that's terrible :(