How Do You Choose?

I wrote this one myself, and I dedicate it to my dad -- who loves to make up jokes.

My father gave me lots of good advice.

"When you go to the barbershop," he once said, "look for the one who has the worst haircut. They all cut each other's hair, you see."

Great advice. Then I moved to a small town.

"Interview the dentists," he said, "and look for the one with the worst teeth. They all do each other's dental work, you see."

I was starting to get the hang of this!

Years later he called to say he had gotten drunk and was taken to a psychiatric clinic where he had the choice of a dozen different shrinks to talk to. That's when he gave me his last bit of advice:

"Forget everything I ever told you."

Posted July 20, 2004

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