Life’s Like That

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If you’ve ever been stuck in a slow queue drum­ming your fin­gers, not much has changed – as this 30-year-old anec­dote demon­strates.

At a de­part­ment store my mother and I waited in a long line at the check­out counter. When we fi­nally reached the cashier, my mother handed her an item from the trol­ley. There was no price tag on it. Ex­as­per­ated, Mother ex­claimed, “Why do I al­ways pick the one with­out a price!”

“And why am I al­ways wait­ing be­hind you!” the next cus­tomer moaned. SUB­MIT­TED BY CAROL A. CLARK

AN­OTHER SLICE OF TURKEY?

Who­ever said, “Don’t bite off more than you can chew,” has never been to a buf­fet with my fam­ily. @ATSUKOCOMEDY

SWEET TIME

Although my daugh­ter loved her first Christ­mas Ad­vent cal­en­dar, she lost in­ter­est in it af­ter a few days.

All be­came clear when I re­alised she’d al­ready opened all the doors to eat the choco­late in­side and closed them up again. SUB­MIT­TED BY MICHA BRYN

HAS A NICE RING TO IT

My young nephew over­heard me say I was get­ting mar­ried and was go­ing to change my name to my fi­ancé’s.

He looked at me for a mo­ment and re­marked, “I don’t think Richard will suit you, Aun­tie Rachelle.” SUB­MIT­TED BY RACHELLE HARD­ING

SHELF LIFE

Pop­ping into my lo­cal phar­macy, I asked the as­sis­tant where the baby wipes were. “On the bot­tom shelf,” she replied. Silly me, of course they were! SUB­MIT­TED BY JAN­ICE REYNOLDS

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

$12 mil­lion ... is the amount ho­tel heiress Leona Helm­s­ley be­queathed to her Mal­tese pooch, Trou­ble, when she passed away in 2007. Trou­ble’s lux­ury life­style in­cluded a full-time se­cu­rity guard, a di­a­mond col­lar and her own stretch limo. Source: busi­nessin­sider.com

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