Zooooom Zooooom Zoo--What?

I speak spanish and english. I work in an environment that I get to use both plus portuguese. I'm pretty good at but I'm in America, I think in english most of the time. When I was little I used to speak only portuguese around the house. but now 34 years later, I think in english, I am in English mode (information needed to get the next bit of prose)
I was intently and intesively reviewing a document today, my nose to the screen, fingers typing at record pace. the mouse is flying. 120 mph baby! I faintly hear the phone ring, so autopilot: pick up the phone, "Good afternoon, this is Margaret"
"Buenos Dias Margarita, soy veronica de la ofecina de...." at high speed and pitch
What? who? when? where? MOTHER!
You know
I hate it when people catch me off guard and just start rattling off in spanish
without even a warning
you could hear
outside of my head
the crrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattching of the gears grinding to a panicked halt
the despirate griiiiiiiiiiinding to shift from english to spanich

"Um, uh, que?"After about 60 seconds of "um's" and "Ok's" I had managed to pul outof neutral and into first again. My head is aching from the exercise of stopping mid thought, shaking out of my editing coma and start thinking and saying things in spanish. Like going from 4th to 1st gear in one shot.

need tea and a Darviset
that's the good drugs, no?
or Demerol