We've all done it at some time in the past - taken a rather-too-large sip of a piping hot, freshly-brewed cup of tea - immediately realising, all too late, that it was a tad hotter than we'd imagined, and scalded our mouths and throats!
Well, that's exactly what happened to one man in Bangkok this morning as he rushed to get ready for work, having got up about 15 minutes later than usual.
Moys Kenwood, old, downed the rather large swig of tea to wash down a clump of croissant that was stuck in his gullet, and was left counting the cost to his lips and larynx, as the lava-like Lipton's, sent him scurrying to the fridge for some ice-cold water.
Said Kenwood later:
"It's not the first time this has happened. Two weeks ago, I gave myself a bloody ulcer having done much the same thing. Every time I ate something, I bit down on it, causing me agony. Eventually, I had to dissolve the bastard with salt - which felt nice."
Then doctors arrived to take him away.