Wit'n'Wisdom - 31 August 2012

Recently, at 84, he was in hospital for abdominal surgery and the young resident doctor came to do a mini mental to check the op hadn’t affected him.

“I’m going to ask you some questions, okay? What is your name?”

“John.”

“Oh really?” (It wasn’t the name on his chart.) “Well, John, what is the day?”

“Saturday.”

“Right, and the date?”

“Ah, the seventh of July.”

“Good. Now, which year?”

John thought hard and put his hand to his right ear and then his left,

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