Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

TRUE STORY: Yesterday afternoon I recieved a phone call from a social security representative. Her first question to me was "Mr. Johnson, do you still have your amputation?"

7 comments:

Mama D said...

Oh My Word!

I burst out laughing -- I couldn't help it! Like that is something you could get rid of... Hey, at least you had something to smile (and shake your head) about yesterday!

Shayleen Lunt said...

Aaron and I got a chuckle out of that. Thanks for the food (for thought).

Leslie said...

Oh. how. funny! I love your sense of humor! How did you answer her? Did you have a little fun with her??

ANTSYLLI said...

Actually, Leslie, he was more stunned than anything. He wanted to be funny, but decided to give her a straight answer since this is a serious issue. But we had a good laugh after he got off the phone.
Of course, I completely understood why she asked the question. I do the same thing in my job (gather information to show someone is disabled). I have to ask those "dumb" kind of questions, too. I have learned never to assume I know the answer so I usually preface the question with: This may sound silly, but I have to ask you...

James said...
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James said...

I really wish you had proudly announced to her the very good news that your leg had regrown completely since Madam Pomfrey had given you a double dose of magical limb regeneration potion specially brewed by Professor Snape himself!

Papa D said...

That was a legitimate spit take. I had to clean off my screen before typing this response.

Fwiw, James, that was BRILLIANT!

"Smile, God loves you."

"Smile, God loves you."