Life’s Like That


Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Contents -


Af­ter send­ing sev­eral emails to the wrong peo­ple, plus mak­ing silly spelling mis­takes, I knew I needed to get my eyes checked.

This fact be­came all the more ob­vi­ous when one day I screamed at my friend to stop the car, leap­ing out to help a lit­tle old man bent over at the side of the road.

‘He’ turned out to be noth­ing more than a large, free­stand­ing rub­bish bin.

But the fi­nal straw was when I fol­lowed the wrong per­son around the su­per­mar­ket, putting things in his trol­ley.

I’m pleased to say I’m now sport­ing an ap­pro­pri­ate pair of spec­ta­cles! SUB­MIT­TED BY KATH SHAR­MAN


Af­ter con­firm­ing her preg­nancy, my friend told her four-year-old daugh­ter about the new brother or

sis­ter on the way. She made it clear that the baby’s ar­rival would be some time away. Her hus­band came home, and the fam­ily had din­ner and dis­cussed the good news. Fi­nally, it was time for bed, and the lit­tle girl, sud­denly very dis­tressed, said to her mother, “I know you said it would be a long time un­til we got our baby, but this is just ridicu­lous.” SUB­MIT­TED BY JANET SIM­MONDS


I taught my three year old, Nick, to count to ten when he started get­ting an­gry, which was be­com­ing a more fre­quent prob­lem. It wasn’t long be­fore I had an oc­ca­sion to re­mind him, “Count to ten, Nick. Count to ten!”

So he started: “One, two, three,” and so on, un­til he ended with “... 11, 12.”

It was quiet for a few sec­onds while I looked at him and he looked at me.

Then, with a know­ing ex­pres­sion and a nod of his head, he very se­ri­ously said, “Some peo­ple need to count to 12.” SUB­MIT­TED BY MARY LOU HUDEK

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