Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We start with something that I thought was funny. I was sitting in the doctor’s office the other day, waiting to be seen, and looking at a Time magazine. The article had to do with the current census, and there was a comment that occasionally someone will write in the space for RACE -- “Human”. Well, yeah!

Now, what was I doing in this doc’s office? That’s a bit more complicated. A couple of weeks ago I had my semi-annual visit to see my V.A. doctor. As a vet, I get my prescriptions there, and the Veterans’ Administration insists on looking out for my welfare, despite the fact that I get perfectly good care from my “civilian” M.D.s. So I humor them. This day my V.A. doctor asked me if I wanted to see one of their neurologists about dropping one of my medications. “No, I’ll see my own doctor about that,” I replied.

Knowing the V.A. would bug me about this until the issue was resolved, I did call my personal physician, who referred me to a local neurologist, and that’s where I was in paragraph one. “Why do you want to drop this medication?” the neurologist asked me. “Well, I don’t necessarily do,” I said, and explained the circumstances. It turned out that there are a number of possible options; not just keep it or drop it, and one option is to change medications. But he warned me that, as with most all medicines, this alternative had side effects. “Like what? I asked. Well, this one would make me cranky and irritable. Oh, no! I’m cranky and irritable enough as it is, and Cliff would never put up with it. So I’m sticking with the old one. Enough.

Humor -

Mujibar was trying to get a job in India

The Personnel Manager said, 'Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it , you cannot qualify for this job.

Mujibar said, 'I am ready.'

The manager said,

'Make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink, and Green .'

Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said,

'Mister manager, I am ready.'

The manager said, 'Go ahead.'

Mujibar said,

'The telephone goes green, green, and I pink it up, and say, Yellow, this is Mujibar.'

Mujibar now works at a call center.

No doubt you have spoken to him. I know I have.

1 comment:

  1. At least Mujibar has a sense of humor! That soothes over lots of tired and crankies for everyone around.