Checking Out / I Think I Forgot / The Outdoors

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Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman–already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet–who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him. “I don’t know how,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”
I Think I Forgot
Friends took their first-grader on a car trip to Canada. To help pass the time, the boy practiced his new reading skills by calling out road signs. He fell asleep just before they entered Quebec. When he awoke he saw the French highway signs and said in a worried tone. “I think I forgot how to read while I was asleep.”
The Outdoors
I love the outdoors and because of my passion for hunting and fishing, my family eats a considerable amount of wild game.
I guess they eat so much that one evening, as I sat a platter of broiled venison steaks on the dinner table, my ten-year-old daughter looked up and said, “Boy, it sure would be nice if pizzas lived in the woods.”
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