By wasteroftime - United States - Granbury
  Today, my friend started choking while at a Hard Rock Cafe. I jumped up and tried to give her the Heimlich maneuver, only for her to throw up all over the table and stagger out of the place. I stood there as the waiter asked if I wanted to split the bill. FML
wasteroftime tells us more :
OP here! Thank you all for the praise, I honestly did not think twice when I jumped up and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her. One thing I want to make clear here was not that my situation was worse than my friends, but the fact that the wait staff had no remorse about what had just happened although they stood there and watched me save her life. Learning the Heimlich can really be life saving before you know it :)
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  SonOfAMitch  |  14

No, OP didn't. The Heimlich manoeuvre actually causes more harm then good. Just hit with the heel of your palm between the shoulder blades with moderate force 5 times or push with your hand 5 times at the sternum. The Heimlich manoeuvre can cause your internal organs to be crushed or your lungs to be punctured.

  gingher_fml  |  9

Why is everyone down voting this? @29 is correct. I'm a paramedic and have been told never to do the Heimlich. Just do the 5 chest thrusts and 5 back blows and encourage coughing.

By  najraa  |  19

I bet she was just really embarrassed, I know I would be. Next time something like that happens just pay and go check if she is okay, if she really is your friend talking to her about the bill will be just fine.