Sunday, October 26, 2008

A true story:

This is a story I read in a small publication that my chiropractor keeps in her office, "Voice For Health", by Matthew Hamer, D.C.

It was friday after Thanksgiving and my receptionist told me that one our patients, Kaye, wanted to speak to me on the phone about her sister.

We need to get Brenda in for an adjustment and I wanted to explain what happened to her. We all went to her house for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Brenda was doing a top-notch job at preparing the feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decide to play a trick. She told Brenda that she needed something from the store and asked if my sister wouldn't mind going out to get it.

When my sister left the house, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish Hen, and inserted it into the turkey. Then my mom restuffed the turkey and put it back into the oven.

When it was time for dinner, Brenda pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird.

With a look of total shock on her face, my mom exclaimed, 'Brenda, you've cooked a pregnant bird!'

Horrified, my sister believed my mom and started to cry hysterically. She way over-reacted and carried on so much that she threw her back our and can barely walk. We'll have to help her get in to see you."

"Alright, Kaye", I said, "bring her on in and we'll get her eased up. I guess the funniest pranks can really backfire!"

"We have one other favor to ask of you," added Kaye.

I wondered what was next. "Sure, whatever I can do", I answered.

"Brenda has always valued your advice and opinion..."

"Thank you that means a lot", I said still wondering what was coming.

"While your checking her, could you see if you can convince her that turkeys lay eggs?"


Lisa Holloway Slater said...

That is a real funny story! That poor girl needs to get out more often! LOL