For KK, who doesn't know the story because she wasn't even born yet when it happened.
One shouldn't run in a hallway with a popsicle stick in one's mouth, especially if one is not very well-coordinated, because...
one might trip!
And tear a hole in one's throat with the popsicle stick!
Anyways, the hole eventually healed up. Don't ask me what it looked like, if I were old enough I might be curious to see; I can't remember if it felt like a sore throat, or something else. Anyways, I got to eat congee for the next couple of days.
[Attached to that story is the detail that I didn't get a ride to the emergency room at Kaiser until later b/c OB was busy buying a car or something.]