* On a cold, snowy night in Boston, my friend Thea was to pick up her new car. I called to see how she made out“ “Did you get the car”? I asked. “Yes”, she replied excitedly. “It’s right out in front of our apartment building, and we were just on our way down to sit in it. We’re not going to drive it, though.” “Yeah”, I replied, “I guess the weather is pretty lousy.” “It’s not that”, Thea said. “We just don’t want to lose our parking space!”
* My son was an avid off road four wheel driving enthusiast. He bought an old Chevy Blazer and put it in our garage to fix up. He bought big balloon tires for off roading and installed them and he got special shocks and a suspension kit to give the truck lots of clearance. When he was all done with alterations he discovered the truck was now too tall to back out of the garage.
# When I was a nurse in training at the hospital, there were many residents learning the practical side of their doctors education. They were kept quite busy with long hours. One afternoon, I was working in the area of the examining rooms and as I walked down the hall I saw a resident doctor with a thermometer behind his ear. I didn’t think anything about it until I entered an examining room and saw a patient with a pen under his tongue.