I came home from work and decided to get a quick bite to eat before I high tailed off to classes at Solano Community College - for some reason SCC sounds better. Yes I went to SCC.
I reached in the fridge and grabbed the apple pie pan with one slice left and being the efficient health conscience (NOT) gal that I am I also grabbed a can of V8. They kind of balance each other out right?
The can had a tiny silver papery tab not the metal kind, so being miss efficient and not wanting to waste a second, with the pie in my left hand and the can in my right I clenched the tiny silver papery tab with my teeth and pulled it up as I was walking to the table.
Little did I know the physics law of V8 suction can, I'm sure my son knows what science law this is but I was unaware. The can now sucked my bottom lip in the more I pulled up on the silver papery tab and now my whole bottom lip is swallowed up in a teeny tiny hole in the can and I can't get it off, the more I pull the more it suctions my lip inside.
I put the pie down being the level headed person that I am and start pulling with both hands, but noooooo nothing happens only pain because now my whole bottom lip is entirely pinched together and gone.
What am I going to do? Great!! I'm going to have to call 911 and the paramedics will die laughing when they see this girl with a V8 can attached to her face. They will have to get the jaws of life and cut it open, oh wait it's not that big maybe a can opener will do. How embarrassing!!
Before the panic attack set in, I went to the bathroom mirror to get a better assessment of what just happened. I was horrified and thought I need help and who better than God to help so I said out loud "Heavenly Father" and whaalaaa (I know that's not how you spell that french word but you get my meaning)
As soon as I said "Heavenly Father" the suction was released and I got my lip out. That was the fastest I've ever had a prayer answered. I was so relieved that I didn't have to go the hospital and surgically remove a can from my face.
I was left with two red marks on the outside of my mouth, sort of a hickey looking lip. How do you cover that up?
I went to class and my friend Nancy asked, "What happened to your mouth?" "I'm too embarrassed to tell you, except that God answers prayers"
Every time I see a V8 I remember this incident and I'm glad God answered this silly girls prayers so darn quick.