Henry Heimlich, the creator of the Heimlich maneuver, was getting frustrated.
he prince made a similar gesture, but again Heimlich ignored him.
This continued with a duke, a Duchess, and an Earl. Every time, Heimlich continued on without giving them another thought.
Late in the evening, Heimlich saw a poor farmer who was holding his throat. He rushed over to him and performed his famous life-saving maneuver. A piece of bread flew from the farmer’s mouth, and he begin gasping for breath.
All of the people were amazed. A small boy walked up to him and said, “Mr. Heimlich, you ignored the queen when she pretended to be choking. You also ignored the prince, the duke, the Duchess, and the Earl. How did you know that the farmer actually needed your help?” Henry Heimlich looked down at him and smiled. “The real choke is always in the commons,” he said. Read More