Hard, Sudden, Surprising Slap in the Face

Just read zombie's tickle-response tale.

With me, it's a hard, sudden, surprising slap in the face. I actually blank out. When I return, I've done damage. Decked an in-law once. Not as bad now as when I was young, I pray, but I don't know; haven't had to find out in many years, and I try my best to avoid slappy people and hostile situations. Just glad Milady, for all her considerable Irish, was never the face-slapping type.

I told you guys to awaken me at 5am, but when I got up it was 4:59. I coulda used that extra minute of sleep, too! Thanks, anyway.