Thinking I was doing myself a good thing, I brought a huge Jawbreaker candy to the movies the other night so I wouldn't eat popcorn. It took me the whole movie to eat that thing. It was the size of a billiard ball, no lie. Okay, not quite that big, but definitely too big to fit into my mouth at one time. But, it kept me busy, licking away at it and I didn't have one kernel of popcorn.
Once you get the first layer of a Jawbreaker off, it gets kind of, well, prickly. I don't know how else to describe it, but it becomes like a piece of sandpaper, with little prickly prickles in it.
You know how you burn the roof of your mouth on hot pizza cheese,
and you have to wait for the layer to heal, or you burn the tip of your tongue on your coffee? Well, multiply that by a thousand, and then make sure the injury is to your whole tongue, not just the tip. That's what happened to me.
I seriously damaged my tongue in the process of eating this Jawbreaker. A whole layer of skin is peeling from my tongue, and my tongue is all white. It's like when you peel from a sunburn. My tongue feels like a piece of velcro and every now and then a little piece of dead skin finds its way out of my mouth.