Laugh don’t fret

This is a joke that is meant to make you laugh not worry.

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?”

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup & a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.”

“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”

“No,” he said. “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?”

I have to thank Lisa at my manner of life for this one.  What I would like to know is, are you having the bed next to mine?

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11 Responses to Laugh don’t fret

  1. Mina says:

    Ah! But was the bathwater hot or cold? An elder person simply might not want to put their hand into cold water? I would want a second opinion!

  2. A lovely story Freda, I really needed something to laugh about this morning. No, I will not be in the bed next to you, I want the one nearest the bath!

  3. Lydia says:

    I just turned 60, so am terribly happy that I thought to pull the plug while reading the second paragraph! This really is a funny one.

  4. Marcia Mayo says:

    Great story, although scary because I fell for it.

  5. Tabor says:

    I agree with Mina…procrastinate and delay!!

  6. I agree with Mina, you must consider the temperature of the water. On the other hand, if you have a long handled scrub brush, and the plug is on a chain, you might not have to put your hand in the water.

    They won’t let me into the old folks home, I would drive the staff crazy with questions.

  7. freda says:

    It seems to be fifty-fifty in favour of testing the water temperature. That’s what I call lateral thinking. The lack of thought about there being a bath-plug really bothered me – however, I did laugh about it so that’s OK.

  8. freda says:

    Btw – I really did LOL at the thought of Dianne driving the staff crazy. As a matter of fact it was nearly LOLROTF!

  9. Tabor says:

    Just had to stop back again and thank you for you generous comments on my post!!

  10. LC says:

    Needed that after a long day of this 60-something helping an 80-something deal with oral surgery and a scary aftermath. All’s well I hope, and neither one of us is headed for the old-folks’ home yet. I may, however, be headed for some other kind of institution. I just slogged brainlessly right through the narrative to the punch line.

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