Many would consider ordering a different sandwich at the cafe the ultimate spontaneous lunch decision.
Not for authors and journalists Maggie Alderson and Mia Freedman.
When the pair were working together at the now-defuct Cleo, one lunchtime they decided to go get piercings.
It did not end well.
“I ended up in hospital. I nearly lost my ear!” Alderson said to Freedman in the latest episode of No Filter.
“I got my belly button pierced, you got your cartilage and they didn’t warn you that’s like a high-risk place to get pierced,” Freedman said.
Alderson said it didn’t occur to her that a previous operation where she’d had all the lymph nodes taken out of the left side of her head when she had cancer could cause complications.
“They didn’t say to me ‘Be careful about infections on the left side of your head’. If I’d had it on the other side of my head it would have been fine,” she said.