Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Last Nickel

A man entered a restaurant with his very young son. He gave the boy three nickels to play with to keep him occupied.

Suddenly, the boy was choking, turning blue in the face. The father realized the boy had swallowed the nickels: He began slapping him on the back. The child coughed up two nickels, but continued choking. Seeing his son in such distress, the father panicked and shouted for help.

An attractive, serious-looking, lady in a dark blue business suit was sitting at the coffee bar reading a newspaper and sipping coffee. She looked up, put the cup down, folded the newspaper neatly, placing it on it on the counter, rose from her seat strutted stylishly unhurried, through the restaurant.

Reaching the boy, she carefully removed his pants; took his testicles in her right hand and started to squeeze, twisting, gently at first, and then strongly. The lad convulsed violently and coughed up the coin, which the woman deftly caught with her free hand.

She released the boy's testicles, handed the nickel to the father and walked back to her seat at the counter without saying a word.

When the man was sure his son has suffered no ill effects, he went over to the lady to thank her saying, "I've never seen anybody do anything like that; it was fantastic. Are you a doctor? " 

"No," the lady replied, "I'm with the Internal Revenue Service."

1 comment:

Dervish Sanders said...

Is the moral of the story that taxing people saves lives?