Let me set the scene: You have been at work all day and your nose refuses to quit itching. You have been constantly surrounded by other people and your nose really itches, not on the exterior where it would be easy to scratch, but deep in the interior of your nose. It has the sensation of a feather caught way back that tickles with every breath and it is driving you mad.
Finally, you have a chance to be by yourself and you try to rid yourself of this incessant itch and you have the opportunity to select a digit and pursue this itch in earnest.
With your digit selected, you retrieve the offending matter and proceed to remove it. Only to your consternation do you realize that it is eight inches long and needs to be handled with care. The piece that is between thumb and finger is hard and dry, but as you pull this offending matter from you, you see that it is noticeably more moist the closer it is to your nose, to the point that the closest end of it retains it's elasticity.
In disgust, you yank it from you and wipe it in a napkin or paper towel somewhere, but as you do, the wet end snaps back a two hundred miles per hour and you get the distinct feeling that someone has flicked you in your medulla oblongata. You see fairy sparkles at the edge of your vision for a few moments, your eyes water, and you feel mildly stunned. I'm sure it is something of a rubber band effect.
Has this ever happen to you, or is it just me?