Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully she explained “It’s the pharmacist. He insulted me horribly this morning on the phone”.
Immediately the husband drove to confront the pharmacist and demand an apology. Before he could say more than a few words, the pharmacist interjected, “Now, just a minute, please listen to my side of it”.
“This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, just to realise that I locked the house with both house and car keys inside. I had to break a window to get my keys. Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket.
“Later, about three blocks from the pharmacy, I had a flat tyre. When I got to the store there was a bunch of people waiting for me to open up. I opened and started serving these people, and all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook.
“Then I had to break a roll of 20 cent pieces against the cash register drawer to make change and they spilled all over the floor. I got down on my hands and knees to pick up the coins; the phone was still ringing. When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with bunch of perfume bottles on it. All of them hit the floor and broke.
“Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing non-stop and I finally got to answer it. It was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer.
… And, honestly mate, all I did was tell her!”
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