Monday, October 11, 2010


Arrgh....Mondays should be abolished, especially today! But I needed a break so you are stuck with this joke. One phase of my life that I am not looking forward to...Wait....I already have some of those symptoms! HELP….


Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a pharmacy.

Jacob suggests to Rebecca that they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter.

Jacob: "Are you the owner?"

The owner/pharmacist answers: "Yes."

Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"

Pharmacist: "Of course, we do."

Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"

Pharmacist: "All kinds."

Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"

Pharmacist: "Definitely."

Jacob: "How about suppositories?"

Pharmacist: "You bet!"

Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"

Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."

Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"

Pharmacist: "Absolutely."

Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"

Pharmacist: "We sure do."

Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"

Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."

Jacob: "Adult diapers?"

Pharmacist: "Sure."

Both Jacob and Rebecca look at each other and nodded with a smile.

Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry, thank you."



Nasir said...

I learn that Senior Weddings and old-age divorces are common in the U.K., and perhaps in the U.S. But in India it is uncommon.

Besides, how optimist can some people get!

Veen said...

Yes Nasir Saab, senior marriages are common in Western countries, usually for companion reasons and tax/pension purposes. Some Western societies do not have the concept of extended family institutions whereby 2 to 3 generations live under one roof and look after the elderly.

Pros and cons associated with both concepts, in my opinion, and has to be looked at a case by case basis....especially in the instance of the mother-in-law and/or the daughter-in-law from hell taking residence in the same house!!!

LOL....indeed Nasir saab, how optimistic can some people get! :O

Nasir said...

Times are changing even in Indian cities where the joint-family system has all but vanished, thanks to the onslaught of western culture and TV channels.

However, the chief culprit is the rampant materialism that has made "Bride Burning" a recurrent factor common among the various strata of Indian Society. That's a national shame! Marriage institution is thus threatened, and Live-In practice is getting stronger although very slowly.