By Max Rugemer
| Saturday, October 14th, 2006 at 1:57 pm
The other day, I needed to go to the emergency room.
Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on some old Army fatigues and stuck a patch that I had downloaded off the internet onto the front of my shirt.
When I went into the E. R., I noticed that most of the people waiting got up and left.
I guess they decided that they weren’t that sick after all.
Here’s the patch. Feel free to use it the next time you’re in need of quicker emergency service.
By Budd Schroeder
| Saturday, October 14th, 2006 at 1:20 pm
A guy shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he stopped, she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at him. She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said, “I hope I haven’t made you feel ill at ease; it’s just that you look so much like my late son.”
He answered, “That’s okay.”
“I know it’s silly, but if you’d call out “Goodby, mother” as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy.”
She then went through the checkout … and as she was on her way out of the store, the man called out, “Goodby, mother.” The little old lady waved and smiled back at him.
Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone’s day, he went to pay for his groceries.
“That comes to $121.85,” said the clerk.
“How come so much? I only bought 5 items..”
The clerk replied, “Yeah, but your mother said you’d pay for her things, too.”