A man is recovering from surgery when the Surgical Nurse appears and asks him how he is feeling.
“I’m O. K. but I didn’t like the four letter-words the doctor used in surgery,” he answered.
“What did he say,” asked the nurse.
My friends and I had joined a weight-loss organization. At one meeting the instructor held up an apple and a chocolate bar. “What are the attributes of this apple,” she asked, “and how do they relate to our diet?” “Low in calories” and “lots of fibre” were among the answers.
She then detailed what was wrong with eating chocolate, and concluded, “Apples are not only more healthful but also less expensive. Do you know I paid fifty cents for this chocolate?” We stared as she held aloft the forbidden treat.
From the back of the room a small voice spoke up: “I’ll give you a dollar for it.”
Edward Hale, while chaplain of the U.S. Senate, was asked, “Do you pray for the senators?”
He quickly replied, “No. After getting to know the senators, I pray for the people.”