Hu­mor in Uni­form

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At the out­pa­tient surgery cen­ter where I work, the anes­the­si­ol­o­gist chats with pa­tients be­fore their op­er­a­tions to help them re­lax.

One day, he thought he rec­og­nized a woman as a co­worker from the VA hos­pi­tal where he had trained.

When the pa­tient con­firmed that his hunch was cor­rect, the anes­the­si­ol­o­gist said, “So tell me, is the food there still as bad as it used to be?”

“I sup­pose,” she replied. “I’m still cook­ing it.” —

Our home num­ber is very close to one at Fort Leonard Wood in Mis­souri, and we of­ten get calls meant for them. Like this one … Caller: This is [mil­i­tary rank and name]. I’m at the St. Louis air­port. When is some­one go­ing to pick me up? Me: I’m sorry, you have the wrong num­ber. Caller: Isn’t this [phone num­ber]?

Me: Close, but we’re hun­dreds of miles away from the air­port. Caller: (af­ter a pause) So you don’t know who’s go­ing to pick me up? —No­tal­ Got a funny story about the mil­i­tary or your mil­i­tary fam­ily? It could be worth $$$. For de­tails, see page 124 or go to­mit.

Car­toon by Bill Thomas

“Three wise men ra­dioed in to say the en­emy can now see us.”

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