In the part of the Philippines that I’m originally from, it is held that hiccups are a sign that the afflicted has recently filched someone’s eggs. Damn you eggs, I ate you fair and square! Everything was legally paid for!
Unless this condition is some kind of commentary on how capitalist consumption is always essentially predicated on the theft of resources from somewhere else, such as the oil used to make the gas that fueled the truck that brought the eggs to market, in which case we’re all screwed.
Oh wait, my hiccups are gone now. Yay, capitalism triumphs again!