While a cavernous yawn is usually the product of a prolonged night
of debauchery, sometimes it can be symptomatic of something far more
sinister. Or so an unfortunate planner at WCRS discovered.
Dominic Hall, who'd either had a wild night or was merely illustrating
that common biological reaction to news of an impending client meeting,
was going about his daily business and happened to embark on a
wide-mouthed yawning extravaganza - only to find to his horror that his
chops got stuck in mid-arc.
Quite apart from suffering the indignity of being frozen in this
unfortunate position, poor Hall was left frantically gesticulating at
his ghoulish gurn because no-one had witnessed the unfortunate incident.
Kick a man while he's down, why don't you.
However, once someone had noticed his top Pac-man impression, the help
squad sprang into action. 'Has your jaw locked?' one observer asked, a
'Everybody keep calm,' the planner screeched, while deciding,
inexplicably, to rub lavender oil into the offending jaw line. 'Somebody
call an ambulance,' shouted the strategists, proving their adeptness at
their job by leaping on to their keypads and firing off questions to the
Net Doctor and Ask Jeeves. Very lateral - but a fat lot of good it did
on this occasion.
Still, the emergency forces came to the rescue, and poor Hall was
bundled into an ambulance and whizzed off to hospital, where much jaw
pushing and pulling ensued to coerce the tightly locked offender back
Now all's well that ends well - but at least someone looked pleased at
the recent news that Robin Wight is staying as chairman.