28 Nov 2010

choice of words

An 86-year-old man walked into a crowded doctor's office – somewhere in England, of course. As he approached the female receptionist’s desk the conversation went like this:

Receptionist:  "Yes sir, what are you seeing the doctor for today?"

Man:  " There's something wrong with my dick"

Receptionist (now irritated by such language):  "You shouldn't come into a crowded office and say things like that!!"

Man: "Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you!"

Receptionist:  "You've obviously caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and then discussed the problem further with the doctor in private."

Man: "You shouldn't ask people things in a room full of others, if the answer could embarrass anyone."

The man walked out, waited several minutes and then returned.

Receptionist (smiling smugly asks):  "Yes Sir, may I help?"

Man: "There's something wrong with my ear"

The receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing that the man had taken her advice.

Receptionist: "And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?"

Man: "I can't piss out of it!”