All in a Day’s Work

Reader's Digest International - - Contents - BETH NEL­SON, Clear Lake, Wis­con­sin Source: thechive.com

MY FRIEND, a county public health nurse, was re­view­ing a stu­dent’s med­i­cal records when she no­ticed some­thing: The girl and her mother shared the same first name.

“Doesn’t that ever get con­fus­ing?” my friend asked.

“Oh no,” the girl said. “I just call her Mom.” OVERHEARD ON THE JOB Boss to line worker: I need you to do such and such.

Line worker: You didn’t say the p word.

Boss: Pay­check.

OUR UTIL­ITY CUS­TOMERS of­ten don’t un­der­stand the in­tri­ca­cies of their bills. Re­cently, a man called ask­ing how much he owed.

“No, I don't need a home equity loan, but I AM curious to know how you

were able to reach me on my stetho­scope.”

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