January 29, 2014

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Joke of The Day: Can of Peanuts for an Old Lady

The administrator of a nursing home was visiting with his residents, as was his usual practice before going home for the night. His last stop was with an older lady who had sold her belongings, given the proceeds to her children, and was in the home under Medicare. As he listened to her, he absent-mindedly began eating from a small dish of peanuts next to her bed.

By the time he was ready to leave, he had eaten all the peanuts from the dish. Suddenly he realized that this lady had practically nothing in the whole world. Somehow his finishing off her dish of peanuts took on enormous symbolic importance, and guilt weighed heavily on him all night.

The next day, on his way to work, he stopped and bought a huge can of peanuts. The first thing on his mind when he reached the nursing home was to present it to the older lady, with an apology for eating what little she had left in the world.

"Awww, that's okay young man," rasped the lady. "I really don't even like peanuts," she said. "I just like to suck the chocolate off 'em."

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