This one time

This one time I was in the grocery store, and in the middle of asking the clerk for 4 packs of cigarettes, when I had this completely insane coughing fit right in the middle of saying Marlboro Reds. I kept trying to talk and my throat would catch and I would go full force back into this crazy out of control hacking. Finally I got hold of myself. The clerk gave me a strange look when I repeated my request for 4 packs of Reds. But, you know, fuck her.