Another story about my mother, who at eighty plus is always up for a laugh. We recently visited her cardiologist for a routine checkup. She’s been seeing him for years. Noticing a few gray hairs, she studied him seriously. “Can you recommend a good cardiologist?”
He was shocked since they have a twenty-year relationship, bantering back and forth from the time she enters the room till he leaves. “Mrs. Swain, have I done something to offend you? You’re one of my favorite patients.”
“Oh no, I just noticed you had a few gray hairs and a couple of wrinkles around your eyes. I just wanted to have somebody lined up in case you want to retire one day!”
He laughed and hugged her. “Don’t you worry. I won’t be retiring for another twenty years.”
She looked him square in the eye. “I know. That’s about what I figured, too.”
As they finished the visit, he asked if she had any more questions. “Well there is one more thing. I saw a commercial on TV for one of those special medicines for men. I can’t imagine why I need to know, but they said I should ask my doctor ‘Are you healthy enough for sex?’.” If he’d been drinking coffee, he’d have sprayed the wall!