Monday, November 26, 2007

Always tell it

"When someone has told us a good joke immediately there starts up something like a tickling in the stomach and we are not at peace until we've gone into the office across the hall and told the joke over again; then it feels good immediately, one is fine, happy, and can get back to work... When something weird happens, when you find a spider in your shoe or if you take a breath and feel like a broken window, then you have to tell what's happening, tell it to the guys at the office or to the doctor. Oh, doctor, every time I take a breath... Always tell it, always get rid of that tickle in the stomach that bothers you."

Julio Cortazar

1 comment:

Meghan Ritchie said...

Did you hear about the guy who went into the hospital with gangrene? He had to have his leg amputated from the knee down. But when the doctors operated they accidentally took the wrong one! So they had to operate all over again to take the correct limb. To top it all off, he wasn't able to sue for malpractice because he didn't have a leg to stand on.

That one's adapted from my grandpa, Thanksgiving 2007.