Next I tell a story about how I stubbed my toe once

At a show in Oklahoma City last week, I kept biting the same spot on my gums just inside my lip and spent a fair amount of time with my hand clamped over my mouth, wincing and giving myself the finger in front of one of my colleagues, Jill. I saw her a few days later in Baton Rouge.

Jill: I have one of those spots on my cheek that I keep biting! So annoying.

Me: The salad dressing on the salad I got at the show last night was seeping in my mouth sore (gross) and stinging like hell but I played it cool.

Jill: Aww, that sounds awful. But you did a great job of hiding it.

Me: Thank you. I have a reputation to maintain.

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