I pride myself in thinking ahead. Being prepared. The "what-if queen" is how it's been put. I'm not a big risk taker, and rarely put myself into situations where emergency measures maybe needed... or at least not that I know of. For example, being stranded somewhere. The desert island scenario.
I don't think I'd be very good on that desert island. This week my husband and I were on vacation and went on a 3 hour whale watching tour. We brought two bottles of water, and I had a pack of my all time favorite LifeSavers, 5-flavor, (which by the way they switched the flavors... no more orange, lemon or lime). Our boat ran out of diesel fuel, and so we were "stranded" for a bit. Within about 9 minutes, I had eaten ALL my LifeSavers. At one point, my sweet husband asked, "are you eating those 2 at a time??". I ALWAYS eat lifesavers (and jellybeans) 2 at a time, but even after 16 years of marriage I still have a secret or two! All ended well, there was extra fuel onboard, the boat started back up no problem and we returned safely to shore. Albeit, me with a stomach ache.
A similar thing happened to me when I was 12 years old, and stuck in the elevator of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Chicago. I was riding up and down in the elevator, and suddenly the elevator got stuck. Thank goodness I had a Baby Ruth candy bar. I pressed the emergency call button, they said help was on it's way! I sat down in the elevator and took a very small bite of my candy bar, it would have to last. Then I took another, small bite, then another. Poof! Candy bar disappears. Elevator doors open too. Total elapsed time, 13 minutes.