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John had spent a week visiting with his brother Pete and Pete’s family. They had accompanied John to the airport for his flight back home. After verifying his seat number, John rejoined Pete and the kids and explained he’d have to wait an additional two hours.
“Why do you have to wait?”
“My plane’s been grounded.”
“Grounded?” one of Pete’s kids said puzzled. “I didn’t know planes had parents.”
Two campers are hiking in the woods when one is bitten on the rear end by a rattlesnake. “I’ll go into town for a doctor,” the other says. He runs ten miles to a small town and finds the town’s only doctor, who is delivering a baby. “I can’t leave,” the doctor says. ‘But here’s what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is, suck out the poison and spit it on the ground.” The guy runs back to his friend, who is in agony. ‘What did the doctor say?” the victim asks. “He says you’re gonna die.”
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming — WOW — What A Ride!
She not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens.
– Michael Arlen
The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. “Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer, she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael, He’s a doctor.’ A small voice at the back of the room rang out, “And there’s the teacher, She’s dead.”