I was standing at the bus stop with my mate and with this old lady last night waiting for the bus to arrive. Suddenly, the old dear caught the hiccups. She tried her best to ignore it, but i could see it in her eyes that she found them annoying and quite painful for her age.
My mate remembered some advise about how to cure hiccups and told me “gently tap her on the back, a little jump might cure them.”
Thinking a brief tap might not do the trick, i pushed her onto the road as the bus came. That stopped her hiccups.